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January 31, 2013
David Purchase, Needle Exchange Pioneer, Dies
He testified before Congress to advocate for needle exchange programs.
Bill Would Revise Washington State HIV Criminal Law
The bill would replace language referencing HIV in current law with a more general definition of a communicable disease. 
January 30, 2013
Correctional Officer Sues Inmate With HIV in Oregon
He is suing for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 
716 Possible HIV, Hep Exposures at Buffalo VA Medical Center
The cause for concern was the reuse of insulin pens.
January 29, 2013
70 Months in Prison for HIV Fraud by Miami Clinic Director
The clinics purported to specialize in HIV care but were operated with the sole purpose of committing Medicare fraud. 
Arizona Bill Seeks to Criminalize Intentional STI Exposures
Representative Lela Alston (D-Phoenix) said she authored HB 2218 after hearing about a woman in her district who contracted an STI from a man who did not disclose to her. 
January 28, 2013
47% of MSM Using Apps to Hook Up Have Unprotected Sex
About 68 percent were afraid of contracting HIV. 
Logo Channel to Air 'Avenue Q' HIV Campaign
The spots will address topics such as stigma, testing and treatment adherence. 
January 25, 2013
Mia Hamm, Nomar Garciaparra Launch LA Charity Soccer Event
The Los Angeles Film & Entertainment Soccer Tournament will launch an annual fundraising event.
Ivy Turnbull Is Deputy Executive Director for AIDS Alliance
She will lead endeavors to maximize efforts and reduce costs.
January 24, 2013
Seattle Church to Minister to People 'Infected With AIDS'
The Think Progress blog questions the church’s real intentions.
Gambian President Makes HIV New Year's Resolution
He intends to build a hospital by 2015 with 1,111 beds to treat people with HIV/AIDS using his secret herbal remedy.
January 23, 2013
Two Florida Men Accused of HIV Nondisclosure to Minor
They met a 16-year-old male using the gay mobile dating app Grindr. 
Blue Cross of California Sued Over Specialty Pharmacies
The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which filed the suit, claims the change discriminates under state civil rights law.
January 22, 2013
Whitman-Walker to Open Health Care Home in 2014
The one-stop location is in response to a nearly doubled patient base.
Electronic Health Records Have Not Yet Reduced Costs
The study also shows mixed results for improvements in efficiency and patient care. 
January 18, 2013
FDA Requires Dosages of Ambien Cut in Half for Women
The decision is in response to years of complaints that people felt drowsy in the morning after taking these medications. 
HIV/AIDS Activists Encouraged by New Leadership in China
At a meeting with activists, the new prime minister wore a red ribbon and shook hands with HIV-positive people. 
January 17, 2013
Michigan Dental Center HIV Discrimination Suit Dismissed
James White had accused Great Expressions Dental Centers of firing him because he has HIV. 
Millions of Counterfeit Condoms Smuggled into U.K.
Made in the Far East, the fake condoms are copies of major brands such as Durex. 
January 16, 2013
San Diego Man Accused of HIV Fraud Pleads Not Guilty
Authorities allege a San Diego man posed as a doctor who promised patients he could cure HIV and cancer.
Housing Works to Serve on UNAIDS Governing Body
Charles King, president and CEO of Housing Works, will sit on the delegation. 
January 15, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Publishes Memoir
The book also reveals her connection to HIV.
Supreme Court to Rule on HIV Policies Opposing Sex Work
An appeals court has ruled that a 2003 law undermines the efforts of groups fighting the virus.
January 14, 2013
Health Insurance Companies Seek Sharp Rate Increases
Double-digit increases in health insurance premiums for some customers are being sought nationwide.
Siouxland AIDS Coalition Revived in Iowa
A continuing need exists for HIV education and awareness.
January 11, 2013
'Uncle Poodle' Publicly Discloses He Has HIV
He tested negative in March 2012 and then positive two months later.
Aggressive Flu Virus Spreading Early This Winter
The United States currently has three emerging flu or flu-like epidemics.
January 10, 2013
How to Survive a Plague Gets 2013 Oscar Nomination
The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, February 24.
HIV Disclosure Rates Low in Ethiopia
Researchers cited stigma as an obstacle to disclosure.
January 09, 2013
Man Facing Hep C Exposure Felony Charge
John Cranmer, 31, a man incarcerated in Missouri who has hepatitis C, is facing a felony charge for knowingly endangering a jail employee after he allegedly smeared his feces all over his cell, according to a report in the Branson Tri-Lakes News.
Julia Roberts Joins Cast of The Normal Heart on HBO
Roberts will portray Emma Brookner, the paraplegic physician who treats the earliest patients. 
HIV Concerns as New Clinic Opens in Southern Tel Aviv
Since last May, 23 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in that part of the city.
January 08, 2013
Proposed Changes to Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act
These changes would support efforts to keep highly abused prescription drugs off the streets.
Argentina to Distribute 82 Million Free Condoms in 2013
The government also will give out 17 million lubricating gels.
January 07, 2013
amfAR Gives $500,000 to Four Young HIV/AIDS Researchers
The Foundation for AIDS Research has announced its sixth round of Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research.
Brazil Requires Doctors to Report HIV Cases
Previously, they were only required to report AIDS cases. 
January 04, 2013
Mexico Lifts Its Gay Blood Donation Ban
The new standard bans blood donations from people with HIV or hepatitis and their partners.
January 03, 2013
HIV Testing Pilot Project in Vancouver Hospitals to Expand
More than 30 people have tested HIV positive.
January 02, 2013
Controversy Over Closure of Florida AIDS Clinic
Local groups have taken in some former patients, but most of them are still not connected to a new clinic. 
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