Lindsay Lohan to Play Elizabeth Taylor in TV Movie
Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, an upcoming Lifetime made-for-television movie about Taylor’s public and tumultuous relationship with actor Richard Burton, The Huffington Post reports.
Cheaters More at Risk for STIs Than People in Open Relationships Men and women who are secretly unfaithful in a relationship or marriage are less likely to practice safer sex than people who are honest about having sex outside a relationship, according to a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine and reported by MyHealthNewsDaily.
Sex Week Spreads HIV Awareness at Universities Harvard University hosted its first Sex Week—a student-run program of lectures and panel discussions—to instruct students on safer sex, rape prevention and sexually transmitted infections such as HIV/AIDS, The New York Times reports.
Growing Demand Forces “Project Open Hand” to Cut Costs
Project Open Hand, a San Francisco nonprofit helping to feed the seriously ill and those living with HIV/AIDS, will make some major cuts in the coming months to bridge a financial gap, though it doesn’t expect the changes to affect its services, The San Francisco Examiner reports.
Treatment Illiteracy Threatens Advances Against HIV in Nepal
While HIV prevalence has dropped in Nepal—from 0.45 percent in 2005 to less than 0.3 percent today—a poor grasp of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment among policy makers, clinicians and patients could roll back those advances, PlusNews reports.
Federal Court Charges Maryland Couple in $1M AIDS Fraud Case
Prosecutors have charged a Maryland couple with 21 counts of fraud, money laundering, and program and identity theft for allegedly submitting more than $1 million in bogus invoices through a contract program created to fight HIV/AIDS and other health epidemics in developing countries, the Washington Business Journal reports.
HHS Gives IRS $500M to Implement Health Care Reform
The Obama administration is in the process of diverting about $500 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to enable the agency to implement key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. health care reform, including the individual mandate, The Hill reports.
Wisconsin Sex Ed to Promote Abstinence, Marriage Under the new state bill signed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, public schools teaching sex education will be required to promote abstinence and marriage as the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as HIV, the Journal Sentinel reports.
CDC: Sex Ed Not Expanding in U.S. Public Schools Public schools throughout the United States have not expanded their instructions on how to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and reported by Reuters.
ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street to Protest in NYC on April 25
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Occupy Wall Street will stage a demonstration and march Wednesday, April 25, in lower Manhattan, according to an ACT UP statement. Starting at 11 A.M., protesters will step off at City Hall and end on Wall Street.
Four N.Y. Defendants Charged in $274M HIV Medicaid Scam
Four New York men have been charged with larceny, money laundering, commercial bribery and other crimes for re-labeling and reselling stolen, expired or otherwise improperly reused HIV medications, Crain's New York Business reports.
Deaf, Gay and Living With HIV in South Africa John Meletse, a deaf South African man who six years ago came out to his family as gay and HIV positive, has become a leading figure demanding greater HIV education and prevention for deaf and disabled communities, CNN reports.