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Money for Worldwide AIDS Fight at Issue in Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | May 5, 2020

The Supreme Court's second day of arguments by phone is devoted to a new version of a case it decided seven years ago involving federal money to fight AIDS around the world.

How MISTR Makes PrEP Access Easy and Affordable

Apr 29, 2020

Telemedicine platform MISTR offers discrete and convenient online access to PrEP, the once-daily pill regimen that helps prevents HIV — one less thing to worry about during these stressful times.

How Does Being Immunocompromised Increase Risk of COVID-19?

Apr 15, 2020

An under-performing immune response leaves people susceptible to infection, but the severe symptoms in some people are actually caused by a huge immune response sweeping over the whole body.

National Youth HIV and Awareness Day: What You Need to Know

Apr 10, 2020

Today marks National Youth HIV and Awareness Day. It serves as an essential reminder to millennial and Gen Z youth to understand the importance of practicing safe sex and getting tested.

LGBT Rabbi Who Confronted AIDS Crisis Now Faces COVID-19

By David Crary | Apr 9, 2020

Sharon Kleinbaum was installed in 1992 as rabbi of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan, considered the largest LGBT synagogue in the nation. At the time, AIDS was killing thousands of gay New Yorkers each year.

South Africa's TB, HIV History Prepares it for Virus Testing

By Andrew Meldrum | Apr 6, 2020

South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis.

HIV and COVID-19: 8 Questions Answered

Mar 24, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issues these COVID-19 guidelines for those living with HIV.

Coronavirus: 3 Lessons From the AIDS Crisis

Mar 17, 2020

The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.

Coronavirus Raises Concerns for People with HIV

Mar 15, 2020

With much still to be learned about the new coronavirus, experts are offering recommendations for people at higher risk for severe complications and making provisions for vulnerable populations.

Georgia Moves Closer to Major Overhaul of HIV Criminal Law

By Sudhin Thanawala | Mar 13, 2020

The Georgia House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would dramatically overhaul a state law that makes it a crime for people who know they have HIV to have sex without first disclosing the infection.

Second Man Cured of HIV Confirmed

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 9, 2020

A second man has been verified as cured of HIV following a rare combination of factors around a bone marrow transplant - and he's chosen to go public as an "ambassador of hope."

Washington Legislature Ease Penalty for HIV Exposure

Mar 4, 2020

The Washington Legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that reduces the crime of intentionally exposing a sexual partner to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.

HHS Removed Images Of Condoms From HIV/AIDS Awareness Fliers

By Rachana Pradhan | Mar 2, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services stripped from a government website HIV/AIDS educational material that featured condoms, calling the images "unapproved."

Dance Teacher Sentenced to 9 Months for Exposing Teen to HIV

Feb 29, 2020

A Tennessee dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison for raping a teenage student and exposing him to HIV.

Pence's Handling of 2015 HIV Outbreak Gets New Scrutiny

By Rick Callahan and Tom Davies | Feb 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor.

Dozens of HIV-Positive S. African Women Forcibly Sterilized

By Mogomotsi Magome | Feb 26, 2020

A scathing new report reveals that dozens of HIV-positive women were forced or coerced into sterilization after giving birth at public hospitals in South Africa.

Five Years Later, HIV-Hit Town Rebounds. but Nation Slow to Heed Lessons

By Laura Ungar | Feb 25, 2020

The CDC deemed 220 U.S. counties vulnerable to HIV outbreaks because of overdose death rates, the volume of prescription opioid sales and other statistics tied to injecting drugs.

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

By Rachel La Corte | Feb 24, 2020

Washington state health officials want to change a rarely used law that makes it a felony to intentionally expose a sexual partner to HIV, saying the current penalties don't have an impact on reducing transmissions or improving public health.

Study is Halted as HIV Vaccine Fails Test in South Africa

Feb 4, 2020

The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study.

NY, Feds Sue 'Pharma Bro' for 'Scheme' to Keep Drug Price Up

By Jennifer Peltz | Jan 28, 2020

State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called "Pharma Bro" infamous.

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