California Governor Gray Davis was hit with 5,300 signatures from concerned constituents urging him to sign a bill ensuring access to specialists for HIVers insured by HMOs. Sources in Sacramento report that his pen is poised... For leading the charge against the bill, L.A.’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation advocates inducted the HMO PacifiCare of California into its AIDS Hall of Shame... AIDS Empowerment and Treatment International has joined the African AIDS Network to collect excess meds from U.S. HIVers for those in Africa. See A D.C. woman jailed on sex-for-cash charges was denied parole for having HIV -- discovered because of her attendance at slammer support groups -- until a newspaper started sniffing around, nearly two years later... AIDS PR pro Kellie McLaughlin has jumped Roche’s sinking financial ship for calmer waters at Johnson & Johnson.