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February 27, 2015
NYC Bill Introduced to Expand HIV-Related Welfare Benefits
New York City Council member Corey Johnson introduced a bill to expand benefits to all low-income residents living with HIV, not just those with AIDS.
February 26, 2015
amfAR’s $100M HIV Plan Will Create a Cure-Based Research Institute
A $20 million grant by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research will establish the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research as part of a $100 million cure strategy.
February 25, 2015
Military Court Reverses HIV Assault Conviction, Sets New Precedent
A military high court reversed an aggravated assault conviction against Kansas airman David Gutierrez for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swingers parties.
February 24, 2015
Elton John’s Oscar Party Raises $5.8M for HIV/AIDS
The Elton John AIDS Foundation's 2015 Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.8 million.
February 23, 2015
'Celibacy Challenge' Calls on FDA to Change Blood Donor Policy
Alan Cumming, GMHC and GLAAD launch a 'Celibacy Challenge' campaign to change the FDA's new blood donor policy for gay men.  
February 20, 2015
Julie Scofield to Step Down as NASTAD Executive Director
The advocacy organization's deputy executive director, Murray Penner will take her place. 
February 19, 2015
$1.5M NIH Grant to Develop Rheonix’s Rapid HIV Test
Rheonix Inc. has received a $1.5 million NIH grant to  develop a fully automated, rapid HIV test that can detect both antibodies to HIV and actual viral RNA.
February 18, 2015
'All In' Global Initiative Aims to End AIDS Among Adolescents
Globally, AIDS-related deaths are declining in all age groups except adolescents, so UNAIDS and UNICEF launched 'All In' to fight HIV among youth.
February 17, 2015
Study: More Health Exchange Plans Put HIV Meds in Priciest Tier
More health insurance exchanges place HIV meds in the highest cost-sharing tier, according to an Avalere analysis. More plans also put all drugs from one class in the highest tier.
February 13, 2015
GMHC Adds Board Members. Plus, a Gala Honoring Larry Kramer
GMHC added five board members, including former NFL player Wade Davis. And the HIV/AIDS group will honor Larry Kramer at its Renewal Spring Gala.
February 12, 2015
2015 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research
Five scientists will receive the Avante-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
February 11, 2015
Whitman-Walker Health in DC Is Now Home to Metro TeenAIDS
Metro TeenAIDS (MTA) has partnered with Whitman-Walker Health in DC, a health center that specializes in LGBT and HIV care.
February 10, 2015
$100K Campbell Grant Focuses on Neurological Issues of HIV
A $100,000 grant from the Campbell Foundation helps Lauren Sciences researchers develop a method to deliver the HIV med tenofovir through the blood-brain barrier.
February 09, 2015
Special amfAR Report: Do #Black(GAY)LivesMatter?
An amfAR issue brief titled "HIV and the Black Community: Do #Black(Gay)LivesMatter?" looks at the high rates of HIV among black gay and bisexual men.
February 06, 2015
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015
Saturday, February 7, marks the 15th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The CDC releases new data about African Americans and HIV.
February 05, 2015
ViiV Launches $10M Initiative to Fight HIV Among Black MSM
ViiV Healthcare's four-year, $10 million "Accelerate!" initiative aims to reduce the HIV epidemic among black men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jackson, Mississippi, and Baltimore, Maryland.
February 04, 2015
Why Nancy Reagan Refused a Dying Rock Hudson’s Plea
Weeks before dying of AIDS-related illness in 1985, Rock Hudson asked Nancy Reagan to help him cut through red tape and see a doctor in France—but the request was refused.
February 03, 2015
ACT UP Protest Urges Gay Rights Group HRC to Focus on HIV
ACT UP New York protested a major fundraiser for gay advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, claiming that "HRC has been absent on HIV."
February 02, 2015
Justice Department Settles HIV Suit Against Genesis Healthcare
The Justice Department reached a settlement with Genesis Healthcare System of Ohio involving claims that it discriminated against an HIV-positive woman.
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