AIDS Discrimination

AIDS Discrimination

First National ‘HIV Is Not A Crime’ Conference at Grinnell College

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The conference brings together advocates to discuss the inherent wrongness of HIV criminal statutes that exist in 34 U.S. states and territories. ...
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National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 Includes HIV Requirement

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Friday the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, which includes important language directing the Secretary of Defense to issue a report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the armed services who have HIV or Hepatitis B. ...
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Statewide HIV Campaign Launched in AZ

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Aunt Rita's Foundation and Phoenix Mayor Stanton have launched a statewide campaign that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness across Arizona through a banner campaign introducing HIVAZ.ORG, Arizona's first comprehensive online database for HIV testing and services. ...
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Dramatic Slowing of Infection Among HIV-Positive Men Who Know Their Status

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The new analysis reports on data from CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, which monitors HIV testing, prevalence, risk behaviors, and access to prevention services among at-risk populations in 20 U.S. cities with a high AIDS burden. ...
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Conviction Appeal Sought in HIV Criminal Case

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Lambda Legal filed an appeal in the Iowa Supreme Court of the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years and required to register as a sex offender based on a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. ...
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HIV Conviction Stands in IA Case

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The Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. ...
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Oral Hearing in Midwest HIV Criminalization Case

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Despite the fact that a condom was used and Mr. Plendl did not contract HIV, Rhoades was convicted under Iowa's HIV criminalization statute. ...
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Women’s Interagency HIV Study Marks 20 Years

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, established the WIHS in 1993 in response to a dramatic increase in AIDS cases among women in the United States. Since then, the WIHS has enrolled a total of 4,137 women who were HIV-infected or at risk for acquiring HIV, and has published more than 550 scientific papers. ...
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From the ‘Berlin Patient’ to Timothy Ray Brown

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Brown (a.k.a. the “Berlin Patient”) was the first human ever functionally cured of his HIV-positive status. ...
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Advocates from 35 Groups Recommit to HIV/AIDS Fight

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Despite making up just two percent of the population, gay and bisexual men accounted for more than 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. ...
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