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February 28, 2013
Report Details HIV/AIDS Efforts in NYC From 2009 to 2011
Deaths from HIV/AIDS in New York City have declined.
Chagas Disease Costs $7B Annually
The disease was labeled “the new HIV/AIDS of the Americas” in 2012.
February 27, 2013
Husband Claims He Was Fired Because Wife Has HIV
He has sued his former employer for wrongful termination.
Rutgers University Gets $10.1M From NIH for HIV Research
Professor Eddy Arnold, PhD, is the lead researcher.
February 26, 2013
C. Everett Koop, Former Surgeon General, Dies
In 1986, Koop issued a 36-page report on AIDS with plain discussion about HIV transmission. 
Bill Would Lower HIV Criminal Penalties in Iowa
The proposed legislation would lower the current maximum penalty of 25 years in prison to five years.
February 25, 2013
Sequester Would Cut $380M From PEPFAR
Major cuts to federal spending—including HIV/AIDS funding—could begin March 1.
Bipartisan Federal Bill Would Lift Ban on HIV Organ Transplants
The organ donation pool could increase by 500 to 600 donors a year.
February 22, 2013
NIH Gives University of California $3.4M for HIV Aging Study
The study will be a first of its kind.
N.C. Black Church Offers HIV Testing
An average of one person is diagnosed with HIV each day in the county.
February 21, 2013
Attempted Murder Charges for Kentucky Inmate With HIV
He allegedly threw urine at a corrections officer.
Bills to Further Punish Throwing of Bodily Substances in Utah
The list already includes saliva, blood, urine and feces. 
February 20, 2013
Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana in Michigan
Detroit and Grand Rapids have already decriminalized pot. 
Changes in Messaging, Attitudes on Teen Substance Abuse
The percentage of prevention messages from media and school-based prevention messages both fell.
February 19, 2013
PACHA Calls for Repeal of HIV Criminalization Laws
It seeks federal guidance and incentives for states to eliminate HIV-specific laws.
HIV, Hep Complaint Filed Against California Medical Center
State health officials recently sanctioned the center.
February 15, 2013
NAPWA Ceases Operations, Files for Bankruptcy
The NAPWA statement does not explain why the organization failed.
2013 Comprehensive Sex Ed Bill by Rep. Lee, Sen. Lautenberg
They introduced a similar bill to Congress in 2011.
February 14, 2013
Justice Department Settles HIV Suit Against Missouri Clinic
The settlement resolves allegations that the Castlewood Treatment Center violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bills Introduced in Congress Would Change U.S. Marijuana Laws
The bills are among several others being worked on by lawmakers. 
February 13, 2013
Obama Seeks 'AIDS-Free Generation' in State of the Union
Advocates urged Obama not to make expected huge cuts to global HIV funding.
International Condom Day 2013
The date of the event coincides with St. Valentine’s Day.
February 12, 2013
MAC AIDS Fund, AIDS United Launch $4M Retention Initiative
Seven grantees in the first cohort got $1 million in initial grants.
Mongolia Lifts Its HIV Travel Ban
Employment restrictions also were removed.
February 11, 2013
Researching Enforcement of HIV Criminal Law in Michigan
Researchers found that some health officials also ask those clients if their partners disclosed they have HIV. 
Circumcision May Not Be Effective HIV Prevention in Britain
Researchers examined the association between circumcision status and self-reported HIV status.
February 08, 2013
Kansas Stops Free HIV Testing in Most Counties
Now it only provides such services to the 10 most populous counties.
N.J. Police Captain Accused of HIV Nondisclosure in Canada
The complainant came forward in May 2012, which launched an investigation. 
February 07, 2013
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013
Healthy Black Communities Inc. is the lead organizer.
ViiV Updates Its U.S. Patient Savings Card Program
The company is increasing the maximum out-of-pocket amount reduced through the program.
February 06, 2013
Sex Highly Rated Regardless of Condoms or Lubes
Researchers reviewed data from the 2009 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior.
HIV, Hep Concerns After Arrest of Fake Dentist in Texas
Prosecutors are asking local residents if they received services from the woman. 
February 05, 2013
Justice Department Settles HIV Suit Against N.C. Pain Center
The settlement resolves allegations that the Fayetteville Pain Center violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Panel Urges NIH to Reduce HIV, Hep C Research on Primates
The panel made more than two dozen recommendations.
February 04, 2013
Ed Koch, Former NYC Mayor, Dies
Activists assert that Koch didn’t do enough during the early years of the AIDS pandemic.
Grants by AIDS United Support HIV Prevention in Puerto Rico
Six community-based organizations will receive $155,000 in grants.
February 01, 2013
World AIDS Museum Proposed in Florida
A local activist has proposed it for the LGBT-friendly city of Wilton Manors.
Possible HIV, Hep Exposures for University Students in Canada
The possible exposures occurred between 2002 and 2011.
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