Rep. Lee Introduces 'Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Act of 2012' U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (DCalif.) and 34 cosponsors have introduced the Ending HIV/AIDS Act of 2012 (H.R. 6138), a bill that establishes a policy and funding framework to achieve an AIDS-free generation in the United States and abroad, according to a Lee statement.
Reps. Himes, Lee Introduce the Cure for AIDS Act U.S. Representatives Jim Himes (DConn.) and Barbara Lee (DCalif.) have introduced the Cure for AIDS Act (H.R. 6187), a bill to fund research and development for an HIV cure, according to a Himes statement.
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi Becomes IAS President Françoise Barré-Sinoussi became the new president of the International AIDS Society (IAS) when the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, closed on July 27, according to an IAS statement.
July 28, 2012
World Hepatitis Day 2012
Saturday, July 28, is
World Hepatitis Day, which seeks to raise awareness around the globe about
July 20, 2012
XIX International AIDS Conference Launches
Leaders from the worlds of science, diplomacy, politics, philanthropy and entertainment are convening at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, from Sunday, July 22, to Friday, July 27.
Michel Kazatchkine to Receive IAS Presidential Award During his tenure, Kazatchkine greatly expanded access to antiretroviral medications and was an active proponent of human rights, transparency and meaningful engagement and partnership with nations and communities most highly impacted by HIV.
UNAIDS: Domestic HIV Funding Exceeds Global Spending Overall, low- and middle-income countries are now investing more in domestic HIV spending than they receive from international HIV funding, according to a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) statement.
House Subcommittee Advances Bill to Cut HIV Funding
On July 18, Republicans on the House Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that would significantly reduce HIV funding, according to a National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) statement.
Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush Among Speakers at AIDS 2012 Organizers of the XIX International
AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) have announced that high-level speakers Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton and former First Lady Laura Bush will be appearing at
the conference, according to an AIDS 2012 statement.
AIDS-Free World Gets Coca-Cola to Revise Sponsorships
Coca-Cola has revised its sponsorship policy after a Jamaican reggae musician named Sizzla performed a song calling for the murder of gays and lesbians at a Coke-sponsored concert in Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to a statement from AIDS Free World (AFW), an HIV advocacy group.
Los Angeles County to Vote on Condoms in Porn Mandate The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has gathered 371,000 signatures in support of a new Los Angeles County ballot measure that would tighten the mandate requiring porn actors to use condoms for all anal and vaginal sex scenes in adult film productions, The Huffington Post reports.
New Tool Could Improve HIV Care for Newly Released Inmates
A new method for tracking HIV/AIDS care data for newly released prison inmates could improve their access to health care - and reduce the nation's incidence of HIV, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study published in Virulence and reported by Medical News Today.
Advocates Want Better Federal Policies to End AIDS in America
In advance of the XIX
International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), AIDS in America, a coalition of national
and regional advocacy groups, is calling for better federal policies and leadership
to end AIDS domestically, according to an AIDS in America statement.
NAACP Launches Day of Unity to Inspire Pastors on HIV/AIDS The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called on pastors and members of black churches to participate in the first annual Day of Unity, an initiative to inspire discussion about HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue, according to an NAACP statement.
Yale AIDS Memorial Project Launches Christopher Glazek, a 2007 graduate of Yale University and a senior editor at n+1 magazine, has launched the Yale AIDS Memorial Project, a series of tributes to memorialize about 450 students, professors, alumni and staff members who have died of AIDS-related complications, The New York Times reports.
Fast-Track HIV Health Care Reform Benefits in California
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a request made by California to fast-track the state's transition to Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the ACA individual mandate is constitutional, OaklandNorth reports.
Resolution in Support of AIDS 2012 by Rep. Alcee Hastings
U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D?Fla.) introduced a resolution expressing support for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which is being held July 21 to 25 in Washington, DC, according to a Hastings statement.
July 06, 2012
Jamar Rogers Releases His First Studio Single
Jamar Rogers, the former Voice contestant and a current general in the POZ Army, has released his first studio single, “Where Would I Be Without You,” according to The Bay Area Reporter (BAR).
N.Y. Man With HIV to Be Released After Resentencing David Plunkett, the New York man convicted of HIV-related aggravated assault, has been resentenced, and he will be released from prison in the next few days, the Center for HIV Law and Policy blog reports.
Friend-of-the-Court Brief Filed in Support of Iowa Man With HIV The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and the HIV Law Project on June 28 filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief requesting post-conviction relief for Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowa man sentenced to lifetime sex offender registration and 25 years in prison for having protected consensual sex that did not transmit the virus, the Center for HIV Law and Policy blog reports.
L.A. Condom Wrapper Design Contest Winner Announced 'Suit Up,' a bowtie icon created by graphic designer Adam Lyons, was the winning entry in the 'L.A.’s Next Sex Symbol' condom package design competition, according to a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health statement via PR Newswire.
July 02, 2012
National HIV Awareness Month 2012
A coalition of AIDS groups
has designated July 2012 as National HIV Awareness Month (NHAM) to coincide
with the XIX International AIDS Conference to be held in Washington, DC, July
21 to 25, according to an NHAM statement.