HIV/AIDS

  • Local AIDS Activist, Meets With Clinton

    Wilton Manors resident and HIV/AIDS activist Michael Rajner regularly speaks to the city commission about issues involving the disease. But on May 12, Rajner joined a coalition of 19 other HIV/AIDS activists in a meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at her Brooklyn campaign headquarters.

  • Local LGBT, Haitian and Black Democratic Groups Blast Trump Over Haitian Comments

    Three local Democratic groups issued a joint statement condemning President Donald Trump’s alleged statements on Haitian and Nigerian immigrants.

  • Local Men’s Group Considers Palm Springs for Next Convention

    Following its much surprised Orlando celebration involving acting legend Ed Asner, A Celebration of Friends is eyeing a move to California for its next gathering.

  • Long-Term HIV Survivors Gather This Weekend in South Florida

    It has been 36 years since HIV was identified on June 5, 1981. Millions of people have been impacted by this disease, with gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men being the most affected. 

  • Long-Term Survivors With HIV Deal with Numerous Struggles

    This year, 2019, is the first time when nearly half of all people living with HIV in the U.S. are over 50 years old. By 2030 that number is expected to increase to 70 percent.  June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. Long-term survivors are those who were diagnosed before most of the breakthroughs for HIV treatments. 

  • Maryland-Based Gene Therapy Company Claims it Can eliminate HIV From People

    (WM) American Gene Technologies (AGT), a gene and cell therapeutics company based out of Rockville, Maryland, has filed an application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new therapy which the company claims can eliminate HIV from people infected with the disease.

  • Massachusetts HIV Youth Center Recovers After Nearly Being Shut Down

    A health center for homeless youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts is continuing on after nearly having to shut its doors a year ago.

  • May 2018 Report from the South Florida AIDS Network

    This article discusses the recent meetings of two HIV planning and advisory bodies in Broward. The Broward HIV Planning Council (HIVPC) is the planning body for the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward (RWC-Broward). The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) is the advisory body for the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (RWC-FL DOH Broward).

  • MCC Palm Beaches Network Launches New Network for Long-Term HIV Survivors

    A new HIV support network in Palm Beach County focuses on a large, and underserved population: HIV positive people who had the disease before the widespread use of effective antiretroviral therapy. The Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches (MCCPB) started the new network this year.

  • Miami-Dade Five-year HIV Plan

    Every five years, Ryan White Care (RWC) requires its programs to prepare new plans to adjust to the changing epidemic. Biomedical advances, such as PrEP and Treatment as Prevention, have changed how people understand HIV. It has become difficult to separate HIV Prevention from Treatment. Florida’s RWC programs have submitted their new five-year plans. This article summarizes Miami-Dade County’s five-year HIV plan for 2017-2021.

  • Milwaukee Bus Driver Fired Over Altercation With Gay, Transgender Passengers

    Milwaukee, WI (WITI) -- A Milwaukee County Transit System bus driver is fired after video surfaces on Facebook showing him punching a passenger in the street. It wasn't just fists flying, but words too -- and a witness on the bus recorded the entire episode on her smart phone.

  • Missed Nat’l HIV Testing Day? Get Tested Anyway.

    Last Friday was National HIV Testing Day, but even if you missed it, or forgot, or didn’t even know about it, don’t worry because getting tested is important every day. This year’s annual theme is “Take the Test, Take Control.”

  • Mobile Mural Looks to Bring Attention to HIV/AIDS

    Who says a canvas has to be stationary? HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention will soon be mobile in South Florida.

  • MontCo Hospital Pays $25K to Settle HIV Case

    Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle the complaint of an HIV-positive woman who allegedly was denied medical treatment due to her serostatus.

  • Monthly News from the South Florida AIDS Network

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) held their monthly meeting on June 6. It functions in three ways:

  • Monthly News From the South Florida AIDS Network 1-28-15

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking/advisory body for the Ryan White Care (RWC), Part B grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Monthly News from the South Florida AIDS Network 11-26-14

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking/advisory body for the Ryan White Care (RWC), Part B grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Monthly News From the South Florida AIDS Network 12-24-14

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking/advisory body for the Ryan White Care (RWC), Part B grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Monthly Roundup from the South Florida AIDS Network

    National ADAP Advocacy Association Meeting in DC

    Joey Wynn of the Florida HIV AIDS Advocacy Network (FHAAN) presented material from the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association’s meeting in Washington, DC on April 14. The material concerned proposals to expand ADAP‘s capacity to serve 1,500 additional clients at current funding levels. These proposals would move about 5,000 current ADAP clients to the “silver” plans of the health care exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It’s less expensive to indirectly purchase health care through insurance than to directly purchase health care. It is these cost savings that will fund the slots for 1,500 additional clients.

  • More Than 100 AIDS Conference Attendees, Top Scientists, Among Dead After Plane Shot Down

    SYDNEY (AP) - The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.