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June 28, 2013
Nevada Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Needle Exchange Programs
A state-regulated system of dispensaries will be established.
Aurobindo Allowed to Make Generic Pediatric HIV Meds
The company received a patent license from the Medicines Patent Pool.
June 27, 2013
Laurie Lang Is New CEO of Project Angel Food
The group cooks and delivers free meals to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Global Fund Approves First Grants Under New Funding Model
The grants total $622 million. 
June 26, 2013
National HIV Testing Day 2013
This annual awareness day was first observed in 1995.
90% of Parents in China Support Sex Ed
The survey shows that children receive little sex ed from schools or parents. 
June 25, 2013
Jonathan Mermin Is New Director of CDC National HIV Center
He succeeds Kevin Fenton, MD, as director of NCHHSTP. 
American Medical Association Opposes FDA Gay Blood Ban
The AMA wants the FDA to evaluate gay men individually for HIV risk. 
June 24, 2013
S.F. HIV Funding May Face $7M in Cuts Over Next Two Years
Cuts in federal funding have created a shortfall.
Martin O'Malley Is New Inspector General at Global Fund
The position works to ensure transparency and accountability.
June 21, 2013
Los Angeles Times Endorses Repeal HIV Discrimination Act
The bill encourages state governments to repeal HIV-related criminal laws based on outdated medical information.
7 People Contract HIV From Blood Transfusions in India
Seven people have tested HIV positive after receiving blood transfusions at a state-run hospital in Assam, India.
Girl With HIV Is Finalist to Be on Cover of Seventeen
At age 14 Rawl became the youngest HIV/AIDS educator through the American Red Cross and she has been speaking to teens across the country about the virus ever since.
June 20, 2013
'Spread the Word' Lottery Game Raises HIV Funds in Illinois
Previous versions of this game have raised more than $4 million in HIV funds since 2008.
Uganda Running Out of HIV Meds and Test Kits
A health ministry report claims that Uganda has run out of most antiretroviral medications, HIV testing kits, meds for opportunistic infections and tools for HIV care.
Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Anti-Prostitution Pledges' in AIDS Funds
The Supreme Court ruled that the United States cannot require health organizations to 'pledge allegiance to the government's policy of eradicating prostitution' in order to receive AIDS funding.
June 19, 2013
AIDS Documentary on Hollywood and Fashion Seeks Funding
There Was Magic is the title of a documentary on the series of major fashion shows to benefit people with HIV/AIDS.
John Kerry Commemorates 10 Years of PEPFAR
Foreign and U.S. officials discussed the progress being made around the world in the fight against HIV.
June 18, 2013
Advocates Endorse Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety
More than 500 groups and individuals from nearly 60 countries have endorsed a call to action seeking answers on the safety of sexual lubricants for vaginal and anal sex.
U.S. Senate Passes HIV Organ Donor Act
The HOPE Act would lift the federal ban on research into the possibility of HIV-positive people donating organs to other HIV-positive people.
June 17, 2013
CDC Launches HIV Testing Campaign for Gay, Bisexual Latinos
The campaign asks, "What's your reason?/¿Cuál es tu razón?" for getting an HIV test.
Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Forbids Patents on Human Genes
All nine U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled to prohibit patents on genes extracted from the human body.
June 14, 2013
HIV Criminalization Amendment to U.S. Defense Bill Approved
The bipartisan amendment would require a report in no later than 180 days after the bill becomes law. 
Universal HIV Testing Would Be Cost Effective in India
Researchers say it would also save millions of lives for decades.
June 13, 2013
Barbara Keller Is New Desert AIDS Project Board Chair
Her new role is effective July 1.
New Deadly Respiratory Virus Spreads Out of Middle East
Many of the cases have occurred on the Arabian Peninsula.
June 12, 2013
The Spencer Cox Center for Health Opens in NYC
It serves more than 8,000 people in three Manhattan locations. 
HIV, Hep Concerns for 1,000 Patients in Quebec Hospital
They may have been exposed since as far back as 2005.
June 11, 2013
Illinois Repeals HIV School Notification Law
Principals had the right to share the HIV status of a student with teachers and staff. 
African Union Leaders Seek Support for Global Fund
More than 30 heads of state from the continent were asked for support.
June 10, 2013
U.S. Launches Privacy Campaign for Black MSM With HIV
The "Information Is Powerful Medicine" campaign highlights key protections.
Fake 'Oxygen Therapy' HIV Cure Sold in South Africa
The seller claimed to use it himself.
June 07, 2013
Man With HIV Convicted of Solicitation Will Not Be Deported
A ruling by an immigration judge has been vacated.
Advances Worldwide in Advocacy Against HIV Criminalization
GNP+ and the HIV Justice Network coauthored the report.
June 06, 2013
NY Attorney General Urges Changes to 15 Mail-Order Policies
He proposes the companies adopt a hardship exception. 
NYC HIV Group for Women Relocates to Expand Operations
SMART is run by and for women with HIV.
June 05, 2013
NMAC Action Plan for HIV Among Black Gay, Bisexual Men
Go to for more information.
Mautner Project in DC Merges With Whitman-Walker
Without interruption, the project will continue serving the health needs of women.
June 04, 2013
35 Executive Directors Urge LGBTs to Recommit to HIV Fight
A new campaign to realize the vision of an AIDS-free generation.
UNAIDS Establishes a Scientific Expert Panel
The panel is chaired by professor Salim S. Abdool Karim.
June 03, 2013
NYC Mayor Bloomberg Calls Medical Marijuana a Hoax
State lawmakers seek to allow prescription pot.
Advocates Seek Input on Ontario HIV Criminalization Guidelines
The goal is to reduce the number of HIV prosecutions.
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