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December 28, 2012
Indian Hospital Forces People With HIV to Wear Headbands
Advocates have brought public interest litigation. 
December 27, 2012
Luiz Loures Appointed New UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director
He assumes his new role January 1, 2013. 
December 26, 2012
Maker of Fake Goat Blood Cure Faces Civil Suits
An investor alleges the maker owes him $200,000.
December 21, 2012
CDC: New HIV Cases Down for Black Women, Up for Young Gay and Bisexual Men
There were about 47,500 new HIV cases in 2010 in the United States.
Judge Orders Alabama to Stop Segregating Prisoners With HIV
The judge ruled that segregating HIV-positive prisoners violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
December 20, 2012
Infant Breast-fed by Wrong Mother Gets HIV, Hepatitis Tests
The hospital has apologized to the families involved.
Maldives Has Its First Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Advocates are citing this case as a sign that HIV prevention efforts in the country need to increase. 
December 19, 2012
OraSure to Pay New Federal Tax on Medical Devices
The health care reform law imposes this tax on many medical device manufacturers.
J&J Will Not Enforce Patents on Prezista for Poor Countries
The unilateral decision has disappointed some advocates.
December 18, 2012
AIDS Advocates Support Task Force on Routine HIV Testing
As part of the public comment process, 316 AIDS groups and advocates, as well as 44 members of Congress, signed a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in support of its decision to recommend routine HIV testing.
Eric Goosby Leads New Office of Global Health Diplomacy
He will remain as head of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
HIV/AIDS Activist Spencer Cox Dies
The veteran of ACT UP and the Treatment Action Group has died of pneumonia.
December 17, 2012
Neil Lowe Elected Chairman of Black AIDS Institute
He has been a BAI board member for six years and has served as first vice chair.
Girl Cancer-Free After Treatment With Disabled HIV
She is the first child to have succeeded in using the immune system over the long term to fight cancer. 
December 14, 2012
Mattel Children's Foundation Endows HIV/AIDS Children's Fund
The new fund is named after a former Mattel Inc. executive who lives with HIV.
HIV/AIDS Concerns Increasing in Middle East, North Africa
The fatality rate for people with AIDS in this region has increased as AIDS-related deaths worldwide have stabilized or decreased.
December 13, 2012
Most Americans Want Marijuana Policy Determined by States
A poll shows that 59 percent of Americans think marijuana legalization should be left up to each individual state government to decide.
South African Sex Ed Lags Behind Other African Countries
The survey shows that 14 percent of youth in South Africa learned about sex in school.
December 12, 2012
San Francisco Porn Company Gives Live Sex Ed Classes
Kink.com now offers sex-education workshops with live demonstrations.
LA Clinic Launches HIV Telenovela on YouTube
The four-episode show in both English and Spanish.
December 11, 2012
HIV Commission Member Seeks Scrutiny of HIV Criminal Laws
Based on its recommendations, Congress mandated that states certify they had ways to prosecute intentional exposure to HIV.
Colorado Marijuana Legalization Begins
The ballot measure passed by voters in Colorado to legalize marijuana took effect Monday, December 10.
December 10, 2012
International Human Rights Day 2012
Health GAP is seeking participation today in actions in congressional offices nationwide to support a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street that would avoid potential budget cuts.
U.K. Hospitals Accused of Asking How Patients Contracted HIV
A local HIV group in Dorset, England, has received complaints about two area hospitals.
December 07, 2012
University of Pittsburgh Gets $11M for HIV Research
Four research projects focusing mostly on HIV prevention have received more than $11 million from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
European Health Officials Urge Greece to Act on HIV
The Greek financial crisis may make it difficult for the country to expand HIV testing and treatment. 
December 06, 2012
N.J. Opens Its First Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Nearly three years after New Jersey legalized medical marijuana, the first dispensary in the state started seeing patients Thursday, December 6.
Washington State Legalization of Marijuana Begins
The ballot measure passed by voters in Washington State to legalize marijuana took effect Thursday, December 6.
December 05, 2012
Senate Rejects Treaty to Protect Rights of People With Disabilities
It was defeated by a 61 to 38 vote with all Democrats voting in favor. To ratify an international treaty, a two-thirds majority is required. 
NYC Realtors Guilty of Discriminating Against People With AIDS
A federal judge has ruled that two New York City realtors discriminated against people with AIDS because they received housing subsidies.
December 04, 2012
IAPAC Changes Name to Include Care Providers
The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care has changed its name to the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 
Creating a Sexual Health Glossary for Native People
A nonprofit organization for social and health issues among native people in Canada has released a glossary of sexual health terms for speakers of the Canadian Inuit language of Inuktitut.
December 03, 2012
GMHC Releases HIV Policy Recommendations for Prisons
A new report explores why communities with high rates of incarceration also have high HIV rates. 
Medical Technician With Hep C Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
A medical technician with hepatitis C who allegedly infected at least 39 people with the virus faces 14 new charges.
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