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April 27, 2015
At-Home HIV Self Tests Now Sold in United Kingdom
The BioSure HIV Self Test is the only legally approved device for HIV self-testing in the U.K. It uses a tiny drop of blood and gives results in 15 minutes.
April 24, 2015
Military Court Vacates Affirmation of HIV Charges Against Kenneth Pinkela
The CAAF has vacated an affirmation of HIV-related charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment against Kenneth Pinkela.
April 23, 2015
'America's Got Talent' Contestant on Living With HIV, Finding Love
Branden James, a former contestant on 'America's Got Talent,' talks about dealing with his HIV diagnosis and then falling in love--with musical partner James Clark.
April 22, 2015
NY Plan to End AIDS Will Save $4.5B in Medicaid by 2020, Says Report
A report by Housing Works and Treatment Action Group claims that New York State will save a net $4.5 billion in Medicaid costs by 2020 if it implements the blueprint to ending the AIDS epidemic.
April 21, 2015
Amid Health Crisis, Indiana Police Accused of Sabotaging Needle Exchange
130 HIV cases have been reported in rural Indiana since December.
April 20, 2015
HIV Vaccine Researchers at Duke Are Awarded $20M in Grants
Two Duke research teams received multiyear grants from NIAID totaling $20 million for work on HIV vaccines.
April 17, 2015
98% of People With HIV Face Legal Needs, Study Finds
HIV-positive people living in Los Angeles County reported having a variety of unmet legal needs, according to a William Institute report.
April 16, 2015
Medicare Now Covers HIV Tests, Just in Time for STD Awareness Month
Medicare will now cover an annual HIV test for all people ages 15 to 65 regardless of their risk. Pregnant women are covered for three HIV tests.
April 15, 2015
ViiV’s New Global HIV Program Supports Gay Men, Trans People
ViiV Healthcare's Positive Action HIV-focused program will fight discrimination and stigma against men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans people globally.
April 14, 2015
5 Ways the National AIDS Strategy Can Help Women With HIV
Positive Women’s Network-USA (PWN-USA) released five recommendations for the next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) to prioritize care of women with HIV.
April 13, 2015
AIDSWatch Gives Positive Leadership Awards to 4 Advocates
AIDSWatch honors Mary Bowman, John East, Tami Haught and Scott A. Schoettes with Positive Leadership Awards during its Washington, DC, advocacy event.
April 10, 2015
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2015
Friday, April 10, marks National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). In 2013, nearly 10,000 people ages 13 to 24 in the U.S. were diagnosed with HIV.
April 09, 2015
Aetna Insurance to Lower Costs of All HIV Meds Except One
Aetna, along with its Coventry insurance plans, will reduce patient cost-sharing for most HIV meds by moving them out of the most expensive tiers.
April 08, 2015
Lawsuit Claims AHF Defrauds Federal Programs of $20M a Year
In a whistleblower lawsuit, three ex-employees of AIDS Healthcare Foundation allege that AHF is guilty of illegal patient-referral kickbacks.
Nationwide Vigils Support the Robin Hood Tax
Vigils held April 8 support the Robin Hood Tax -- a 0.5 percent tax on Wall Street transactions to raise $300 billion a year for schools, AIDS and other needs.
April 07, 2015
Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Linked to AIDS Denialists
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul is linked to a medical group of AIDS denialists and anti-vaxxers.
April 06, 2015
Gregory Packaging Says Worker With HIV Posed No Safety Threat
After settling a lawsuit over firing an employee for having HIV, Gregory Packaging said the worker in its juice manufacturing facility posed no safety threat.
April 03, 2015
$185M in Federal HIV Funds Go to Black Gay Men, Others at High Risk
The CDC leads a $185 million effort to prevent HIV and promote pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) among men who have sex with men (MSM) and others at high risk.
April 02, 2015
Janssen Gives 8 U.S. Groups Grants to Help Injection Drug Users
Injection drug use is the No. 1 cause of hep C cases in the United States and the third most frequently reported risk factor for HIV.
Indiana Governor Pence Attacked HIV Funds Along With LGBTs
Indiana Gov. Pence claims his religious freedom law doesn't allow discrimination, but his political career includes attacks against AIDS groups and LGBTs.
April 01, 2015
Texas Lawmakers Vote to Move HIV Funds to Abstinence
The Texas House of Representatives passed an amendment that will move $3 million from HIV prevention programs into abstinence education.
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