HIV/AIDS

  • HIV Criminalization Study Shows Pattern of Racism Toward Black Men

    (EDGE) A pioneering study of Canadian media, focusing on the newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure and transmission cases, has identified a clear pattern of racism towards Black men in Canadian mainstream newspaper articles from 1989 though 2015. These startling findings dovetail with the theme of the recent World AIDS Day 2016 -- HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong.

  • HIV Cure Research Gets Million Dollar Boost From amfAR

    The Foundation for AIDS Research (or amfAR) announced Wednesday it’s giving grants to five teams of scientists working at “leading research institutions in the U.S. and around the globe to collaborate on studies aimed at curing HIV.”

  • HIV Deaths Among African-Americans Drop 18%, CDC Says

    (CNN) -- More African-Americans diagnosed with HIV are living.

  • HIV Diagnoses Rates Rise in Latinos

    HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual Latino men continue to rise according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control.

  • HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell By Third In US Over Decade

    NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

  • HIV Drug Pricing Bills Stall In Tallahassee

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

  • HIV Groups Urge States to Investigate Reduced Coverage of AIDS Drugs

    (WB) A coalition of 60 HIV organizations from across the country is calling on insurance commissioners and attorneys general in all 50 states and D.C. to investigate a practice they say is being adopted by health insurers that’s resulting in excessively high out-of-pocket costs for AIDS and Hepatitis C drugs.

  • 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