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November 21, 2014
Brad Crelia, Founder of Hivster.com, Dies
He was 29 years old.
November 20, 2014
UNAIDS Promotes Fast-Track Plan to End Global AIDS Threat by 2030
A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) proposes a series of 'fast-track' goals to reach by 2020 to avert nearly 28 million HIV infections.
November 19, 2014
CDC Releases Audit of Shuttered AIDS Group NAPWA
The Petrelis Files blog looks at the CDC audit of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), which declared bankruptcy and closed in 2013.
November 18, 2014
U.S. Panel Recommends Allowing More Gay Men to Donate Blood
Gay men should be allowed to donate blood if they haven’t had sex the previous year, according to the recommendation of a panel of advisers.
November 17, 2014
AIDS.gov and a CDC Site Face Privacy Allegations
Until recent security updates, the sites supposedly risked exposing user identities and data.
November 14, 2014
HIV Medical Group Launches AAHIVM Institute for Hepatitis C
The coinfection epidemic is changing and comes with unique challenges.
November 13, 2014
Famous AIDS Doc Says HIV, Not Ebola, Is World’s Biggest Viral Threat
'Ebola will subside very soon,' said Robert Gallo, MD, who in 1984 co-discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS. 'The main [viral] threat we are facing...is from HIV.'
November 12, 2014
In a Bay Area First, an HIV-Positive Candidate Wins Public Office
Gabriel Quinto won a seat on the El Cerrito City Council, becoming the first known HIV-positive candidate in the California Bay Area elected to public office.
November 11, 2014
Audit: AIDS Executive Spent $179K on 'Inappropriate' Expenses
An audit by the New York State comptroller found $179,000 in “questionable” spending by the head of the Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC).
November 10, 2014
Cigna Insurance to Lower Price of Some HIV Meds in Florida
After discrimination charges filed by AIDS groups, Cigna will not charge patients in Florida more than $200 a month for some HIV meds, including Atripla and Stribild but not Truvada.
November 07, 2014
HIV Group Puts Giant Pink Condom on Obelisk in This Capital City
The AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) placed a 60-foot pink prophylactic on a monument in Sydney, Australia, to raise HIV awareness.
November 06, 2014
'Zombies' on HIV Drugs Cost Taxpayers Nearly $300K in 2012
Medicare Part D paid $292,381 for HIV meds that went to 158 people who were actually dead, according to an Inspector General report.
November 05, 2014
Recreational Marijuana Wins Support in Midterm Elections
Medical marijuana is legal in 23 states, but in Tuesday’s elections, voters in six states and Washington, DC, elected to legalize aspects of recreational pot.
November 04, 2014
African Court: HIV-Positive Women Were Coerced Into Sterilization
The Supreme Court of Namibia upheld a 2012 ruling that health care workers at government hospitals coerced three HIV-positive women to be sterilized.
November 03, 2014
Miley Cyrus Is the New Face of MAC AIDS Fund’s Viva Glam Makeup
Miley Cyrus is the latest spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam line that raises money to help people living with HIV/AIDS.
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