California School District Sued Over Abstinence-Only Sex Ed
Parents and physicians are
suing the Clovis Unified School District near Fresno, California, over its high
school abstinence-only sex education, according to a statement by the American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represents the plaintiffs.
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney Adorn Custom Condoms Say It With a Condom, a
customized condom company in New York, has created prophylactics inspired by
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent, The Huffington
Syphilis Outbreak Shuts Down Porn Industry An outbreak of syphilis
among adult film actors in Los Angeles has prompted a nationwide halt in
filming to prevent further spread of the disease, The Associated Press reports.
HIV Pharmacies Improve Adherence by Clients to Medications Community pharmacies that
provide HIV services with specially trained staff improve the compliance of
people with HIV to their medications, according to a study published in the
journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs and reported by Medical News Today.
NIH Gives Nearly $8M to 14 Innovative HIV Vaccine Grantees
First-year funding from the Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery initiative totaling $7.8 million was given to 14 grantees by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to an NIH statement.
U.S. Task Force to Endorse Routine HIV Tests
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is expected to endorse routine HIV testing, Reuters reports. The health panel would make its recommendation available for public comment by the end of this year.
DC Man Misdiagnosed With HIV Settles $20M Suit
An HIV-negative man in Washington, DC, has settled a $20 million lawsuit for negligent emotional distress against Whitman-Walker Health, which falsely told him 12 years ago that he had HIV, The Washington Post reports.
Boy With HIV Still Suing Hershey School Despite New Policy Rhonda Goldfein, the lawyer representing the boy who was allegedly denied admission to the Milton Hershey School because he has HIV, said she plans to continue the lawsuit seeking financial damages despite the school reversing its initial admission decision, PennLive.com reports.
Health Canada Rejects HIV Funding for 'Advocacy Purposes' Health Canada, the country’s federal health department, has denied the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and other HIV groups significant funding by citing a new policy against funding any proposals that may be used for advocacy purposes, The Globe and Mail reports.
August 06, 2012
Condoms at London Olympic Village to Fight HIV/AIDS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has provided about 100,000 condoms for more than 12,000 athletes participating in the 2012 London Summer Olympics; the move is part of IOC’s commitment to HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, Policy Mic reports.
CDC: Teen Condom Use Slips, but Remains High
Four out of every 10 new HIV infections in the United States occur in people younger than 30, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research reported by The Huffington Post.
PEPFAR Gives $5M for 'Together for Girls' Partnership
A $5 million fund from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will address violence against girls and boys—particularly sexual violence against girls, according to a U.S. Department of State (DOS) announcement.
August 02, 2012
Female Sex Workers Worldwide 14 Times More at HIV Risk
Female sex workers are 14 times more likely than other women to contract HIV, according to data from a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference and reported by aidsmap.
Orphans in Kenyan Grant Program Less Likely to Have Sex
Participants in Kenya's grant program for poor orphans and other vulnerable children start having sex later, and they have sex less often, than their peers outside the program, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study reported by aidsmap.