HIV/AIDS

  • HIV Drug Pricing Bills Stall In Tallahassee

    A bill intended to lower the cost of HIV medications is gaining little traction in Tallahassee.

  • HIV Infections Rise, Thwart Brazil's AIDS Efforts

    SAO PAULO (AP) _ The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?

  • HIV is not a Crime Event Starts May 17

    HIV is not a Crime II, A National HIV Training Academy, will take place from May 17 to 20, 2016. It will occur in Huntsville, Ala. at the University of Alabama. This Academy plans to provide the skills to change HIV Criminalization laws.

  • HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

    There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

  • HIV Planning Council Report

    This article discusses the monthly meetings of the HIV Planning Council (HIVPC) and those of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). The HIVPC is the planning body for Broward County’s Ryan White Care Program (Broward-RWC). SFAN is the advisory and networking body for the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FL-DOH RWC). Each meeting welcomes newcomers.

  • HIV Positive Gay Man Elected NYC Council Speaker

    The second most powerful position in New York City politics is now held by a gay man living with HIV.

  • HIV Returns In Mississippi Girl Hoped To Have Been Cured

    A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV — and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold.

  • HIV Testing Trends Among MSM and Hispanics/Latinos

    Since 2006, the CDC has recommended that sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) be tested for HIV at least annually. A variety of HIV testing initiatives and strategies have been implemented during the past decade to expand HIV testing among MSM and thereby increase early diagnosis and treatment and reduce transmission. To better understand HIV testing patterns among HIV-positive MSM prior to their diagnosis, CDC researchers recently analyzed data from CDC's National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS).

  • HIV Testing Uncommon in Teens Despite Recommendations: CDC

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who've had sex have ever been tested for HIV. That's according to a government study that found the rate didn't budge over eight years, despite recommendations for routine tests.

  • HIV-Positive Doctor Says His Dog Saved His Life

    CHICAGO -- Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.

  • HIV-Positive Firefighter Alleges Harassment

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco firefighter filed a legal claim alleging that colleagues and managers harassed and discriminated against him after learning he tested positive for HIV.

  • HIV-Positive Man Gets Years in Prison for Unprotected Sex

    An HIV-positive Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 33 to 66 months in prison for having unprotected sex with three women he didn't tell about his condition.

  • HIV+ Basketball Player Kicked Out Of Game Recognizes Chance To Make A Difference

    Kissimmee – An openly gay St. Cloud man kicked out of a basketball league for being HIV-positive is turning his experience into a chance to educate about the realities of HIV and how it spreads.

  • Homophobia and Racism Still Factors in High Rates of HIV in Black Community

    February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

    Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.

  • House Maintains Funding Levels for HIV & Hepatitis Programs

    (EDGE) The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year 2017 funding bill on July 7 that maintains funding for domestic HIV programs. However, the bill includes several extreme partisan cuts to critical programs that impact people with HIV and help reduce new infections, including the Affordable Care Act and sexual health programs. The bill also provides no increases for hepatitis prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • How America Woke Up to AIDS: Rock Hudson's Death, 30 Years Later

    (CNN) -- It promised to be a quiet afternoon of old friends reminiscing.

  • HRC & LGBT Task Force Blast Pope Over Kim Davis Meeting

    Pope Francis drew high marks from liberals last week for his public stances on income inequality and climate change. That honeymoon came to an abrupt halt when it was confirmed Tuesday that he took time out of his busy schedule to meet with Rowan County clerk Kim Davis.

  • HRC Announces Fellowships for 10 Young Nonprofit Leaders Working to End HIV in Hardest-Hit Areas

    (EDGE) Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced the selection of ten outstanding, young leaders for the second year of its fellowship program that focuses on elevating the work of young people on the front lines of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

  • HRC Backs Use Of HIV-Prevention Pill

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.