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January 27, 2009
POZ Podium: Martin Delaney: An AIDS Warrior Passes the Torch
One of the nation’s brightest and most accomplished AIDS activists, Martin Delaney has passed away from liver cancer. His influence on AIDS research and the patient empowerment movement will be lauded for years to come. David Evans, a fellow activist and editor with AIDSmeds and POZ, explains Delaney’s legacy and the challenges he left to a new generation of activists.
January 20, 2009
Proposed Changes to HIV Testing at Veterans Affairs
Congress proposed a bill on October 10, 2008, to repeal the federal law regarding HIV testing by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The proposal would change the VA's requirement of informed patient consent from written to oral. The proposed rule was published online December 29, 2008, at the Federal Register, where it will remain for a 30-day comment period open to the public before it becomes official.
January 16, 2009
Health Care Advocates Host an Inaugural Ball
Health and human rights advocates will unite in Washington, DC, on the evening of January 20, 2009, to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration and to highlight the need for immediate and comprehensive U.S. health care reform at the "Health for All Blue Diamond Inaugural Ball." POZ chatted with the organizers of the ball—Brian Hennessey and Radia Daoussi—well-known health advocates and friends of people with HIV.
January 13, 2009
Economic Meltdown: Staying Healthy During the Recession
The economy is in the worst recession in decades. Health care costs are soaring while incomes are shrinking. Many people living with HIV/AIDS are already feeling the financial pain. Benefits experts explain how to access the health care we need to stay healthy during these tough times.
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