Best Kept Secret: Drug Company Assistance Programs Many of us know about private insurance, ADAP, Medicaid and Medicare—but how many know about programs run by pharmaceutical companies intended to defray the high cost of HIV treatment? An advocacy group called the Fair Pricing Coalition has been fighting to make these programs a reality—and they want you to know about them.
March 26, 2009
“French Spider-Man” Swings Into GMHC Alain Robert was arrested in 2008 for scaling The New York Times Building to raise awareness of global warming. For his court-ordered community service in 2009, he took on another cause—HIV/AIDS.
March 25, 2009
WHO Report: TB, HIV Coinfection Deaths Doubled
In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new data showing that 1.4 million people living with HIV were newly infected with TB worldwide in 2007. About 456,000 HIV-positive people died from TB that year, which is twice as many as previously estimated. Though the spike resulted from improved data gathering techniques, it makes TB—an infectious disease that affects the lungs—the most common cause of death among HIV-positive people globally.
March 18, 2009
Taste Testing Savor, a Gay Men’s Health Crisis event, serves up fine cuisine to raise needed AIDS funds.
March 17, 2009
Rally of the Dolls
Activists gather in New York City to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
POZ Podium:NAPWA Aims to Reshape U.S. AIDS Advocacy
David Ernesto Munar, vice president for policy and communications at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and board chairman of the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), discusses the need for a national AIDS strategy for the United States and how the new Denver Principles Project will help all people living with or affected by HIV in the fight against AIDS.