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Lawsuit: VA Docs Didn't Tell Military Vet He Was HIV-Positive for 2 Decades

Lawsuit: VA Docs Didn't Tell Military Vet He Was HIV-Positive for 2 Decades

Sep 15, 2020

A lawsuit brought by a U.S. military veteran in South Carolina alleges that Veterans Administration doctors didn't tell him of his HIV positive results after testing him in 1995.

Pandemic vs. Pandemic: COVID-19 Hampers Fight Against HIV

Pandemic vs. Pandemic: COVID-19 Hampers Fight Against HIV

By Sudhin Thanawala | Sep 15, 2020

As COVID-19 swept through the South, Mel Prince watched with alarm as some of the HIV positive patients she helps in the rural Black Belt stopped showing up for lab tests and doctor's visits.

Lambda Legal: Halt Pentagon Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

Lambda Legal: Halt Pentagon Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

Sep 14, 2020

In a hearing on two related lawsuits before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, lawyers argued the Pentagon's categorical bar to the enlistment, deployment or commissioning of people living with HIV is unconstitutional.

Two HIV-Positive Former Military Cadets to Have Their Day in Court

Two HIV-Positive Former Military Cadets to Have Their Day in Court

Sep 3, 2020

"Federal courts have ruled against the Trump administration's attempts to shut down these lawsuits vindicating the rights of servicemembers living with HIV to serve their country free from discrimination," said Scott Schoettes, Lambda Legal.

US Postal Changes Affect HIV Medication Delivery

US Postal Changes Affect HIV Medication Delivery

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 1, 2020

While changes to Postal Service delivery might be inconvenient, those changes are likely to have the biggest impact on Americans who rely on the service as a means of receiving necessary medications.

Commemorating 30 Years of the Ryan White Care Act

Commemorating 30 Years of the Ryan White Care Act

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 25, 2020

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act, which has worked under the larger name of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to provide medical services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and to eventually eradicate the disease.

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

Aug 5, 2020

Against the background of rising HIV incidence and disappointing behavior change interventions in Malawi, a group of researchers designed a study to identify where the gap could be.

AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

Jul 27, 2020

Updates on treatment, prevention and next steps were revealed at the 23rd annual AIDS Conference, held online due to COVID-19.

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 7, 2020

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 6, 2020

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, are getting treatment.

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

Sex Workers Lack Food for Taking HIV Drugs During COVID-19

By Ignatius Ssuuna | Jul 6, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens in multiple ways those who earn their living on the streets — people like Mignonne, a 25-year-old sex worker with HIV.

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding

Supreme Court Upholds Prostitution Pledge for AIDS Funding

Jun 30, 2020

The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world.

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

Why Are Hispanic/Latino Men 4 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Men?

By Billy McEntee | Jun 19, 2020

Despite an overall decrease in HIV infection rates, the rates for Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men are more than four times that of white males. EDGE finds out why.

Lives Lost: South African HIV and Apartheid Activist

Lives Lost: South African HIV and Apartheid Activist

By Mogomotsi Magome | Jun 19, 2020

Clarence Mini's life was marked by battles against formidable foes. The South African doctor fought apartheid — receiving his medical training in exile — the government's denial of HIV/AIDS and rampant corruption.

AP Fact Check: Trump on an AIDS Vaccine that Doesn't Exist

AP Fact Check: Trump on an AIDS Vaccine that Doesn't Exist

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | Jun 17, 2020

Seizing on a medical milestone that doesn't exist, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks the same scientific expertise that produced a vaccine for AIDS can deliver one soon for COVID-19, too. There is no vaccine for AIDS.

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

Jun 5, 2020

A long-time HIV survivor emphasizes the steps the federal government needs to take in order to end the HIV epidemic.

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

By Mark Kennedy | May 28, 2020

Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.

Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

May 28, 2020

After it was announced that AIDS and LGBTQ activist Larry Kramer died Wednesday at 84, tributes from fellow activists, celebrities and others soon came pouring in on social media.

Long-Acting Injectable HIV Prevention Drug Proven Effective in Trial

May 21, 2020

Injected once every eight weeks, recent studies reveal that the drug cabotegravir safely and effectively prevents HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men.

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.

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