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Former College Wrestler Convicted Under Missouri HIV Laws Now Free

Former College Wrestler Convicted Under Missouri HIV Laws Now Free

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 10
A former college wrestler who was convicted in 2013 under laws criminalizing HIV-positive status is now free on parole after having served five years out of what would originally have been a shocking 30-year sentence.

Gay and HIV-Positive in Haiti? Fighting Stigma is an Uphill Battle

Gay and HIV-Positive in Haiti? Fighting Stigma is an Uphill Battle

Jul 7
In Haiti, about 150,000 people out of a population of 11 million are believed to be living with the HIV virus. Of those, only 55% have access to antiretroviral medications. What explains this lack of access to care?

Scientists Eradicate HIV from Mice in Genetic Editing Experiment

Scientists Eradicate HIV from Mice in Genetic Editing Experiment

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 3
Scientists using a gene editing technology called CRISPR have succeeded in eradicating HIV from laboratory mice, reports say. A possible cure remains distant - but it may now be closer than before.

Health Officials Urge Testing After Indiana Wrestling Event

Health Officials Urge Testing After Indiana Wrestling Event

Jun 30
Health officials are warning attendees at a recent wrestling event in southern Indiana to get tested for HIV and hepatitis C due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

National HIV Testing Day: A Critical Strategy to Ending the Epidemic

National HIV Testing Day: A Critical Strategy to Ending the Epidemic

Jun 27
Every year, National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27 to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and diagnosis. An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 are unaware of of their diagnosis.

Why June 27 is a Good Day to Be Tested for HIV

Why June 27 is a Good Day to Be Tested for HIV

Jun 27
According to the CDC recommendations, everyone should be tested at least once between the ages of 13 and 64 as part of routine health care.

UNAIDS and UNDP Call to Remove HIV-Related Travel Restrictions

UNAIDS and UNDP Call to Remove HIV-Related Travel Restrictions

Jun 27
UNAIDS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are urging countries to keep the promises made in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS to remove all forms of HIV-related travel restrictions.

CDC Director Praises Alabama HIV Clinic Ahead of Campaign

CDC Director Praises Alabama HIV Clinic Ahead of Campaign

By Blake Paterson | Jun 17
As the federal government prepares to launch an ambitious initiative to end the HIV epidemic, the director of the Centers for Disease Control on Friday applauded an Alabama HIV clinic's commitment to providing health services to rural communities.

How Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Health Care Protections for LGBTQ Patients

How Trump Administration Rule Would Undo Health Care Protections for LGBTQ Patients

By Emmarie Huetteman | Jun 14
A new Trump administration proposal would change the civil rights rules dictating whether providers must care for patients who are transgender or have had an abortion.

'5B' Documentary Tells Story of Pioneering AIDS Caretakers

'5B' Documentary Tells Story of Pioneering AIDS Caretakers

By Katie Campione | Jun 13
The impact of San Francisco General Hospital's ward 5B — the first hospital division dedicated to treating people with AIDS — has far outlasted its existence.

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