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Maryland to Provide Nondiscriminatory Health Coverage to Transgender State Employees

Maryland to Provide Nondiscriminatory Health Coverage to Transgender State Employees

Maryland has changed its employee health care policy to remove all language that denies coverage to transgender people for transition-related health care.

Sens. Murray, Booker Introduce Legislation to Protect Women’s Access to Contraception

The new act ensures any woman with a valid prescription is not denied or intimidated when requesting birth control or emergency contraception at pharmacies.

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Melbourne: Three Major HIV/AIDS Awards Announced

USAID announced three major HIV/AIDS awards, funded by PEPFAR, to support global efforts to help end extreme poverty by creating an AIDS-free generation.

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Moratorium Sought on HIV-Based Criminal Prosecutions

Lambda Legal called for a moratorium on HIV-based criminal prosecutions until state legislatures implement reforms recommended in the recent DOJ guidance.

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Obama: Nearly 100 HIV/AIDS Researchers, Advocates Perished in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

President Barack Obama addressed media in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Friday morning in response to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

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Report Finds Transgender-Related Discrimination Harms Health

Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months.

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New Anti-Smoking Campaign Focuses on Getting HIV-Positive Smokers to Quit

The new Tips campaign features Brian, a gay HIV-positive spokesperson who suffered a stroke as a result of complications from having HIV and smoking.

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Republicans Filibuster Not My Boss’s Business Act

The vote failed 56-43, with Senator Reid changing his vote for procedural reasons and one Senate Democrat absent, leaving the bill just two votes short.

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Community Health Centers Get $11 Million Makeover for HIV Services

In June, CDC awarded agreements to the four state health departments to support implementation of this project within communities most impacted by HIV.

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Murray, Udall Kickoff Debate on Not My Boss’s Business Act

The Not My Boss’s Business Act, cosponsored by 44 Senators and endorsed by over 120 organizations, is expected to receive a vote in the Senate Wednesday.

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