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Lawsuit: VA Docs Didn't Tell Military Vet He Was HIV-Positive for 2 Decades

Lawsuit: VA Docs Didn't Tell Military Vet He Was HIV-Positive for 2 Decades

Sep 15
A lawsuit brought by a U.S. military veteran in South Carolina alleges that Veterans Administration doctors didn't tell him of his HIV positive results after testing him in 1995.

Pandemic vs. Pandemic: COVID-19 Hampers Fight Against HIV

Pandemic vs. Pandemic: COVID-19 Hampers Fight Against HIV

By Sudhin Thanawala | Sep 15
As COVID-19 swept through the South, Mel Prince watched with alarm as some of the HIV positive patients she helps in the rural Black Belt stopped showing up for lab tests and doctor's visits.

Lambda Legal: Halt Pentagon Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

Lambda Legal: Halt Pentagon Discrimination Against People Living With HIV

Sep 14
In a hearing on two related lawsuits before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, lawyers argued the Pentagon's categorical bar to the enlistment, deployment or commissioning of people living with HIV is unconstitutional.

Two HIV-Positive Former Military Cadets to Have Their Day in Court

Two HIV-Positive Former Military Cadets to Have Their Day in Court

Sep 3
"Federal courts have ruled against the Trump administration's attempts to shut down these lawsuits vindicating the rights of servicemembers living with HIV to serve their country free from discrimination," said Scott Schoettes, Lambda Legal.

US Postal Changes Affect HIV Medication Delivery

US Postal Changes Affect HIV Medication Delivery

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 1
While changes to Postal Service delivery might be inconvenient, those changes are likely to have the biggest impact on Americans who rely on the service as a means of receiving necessary medications.

Commemorating 30 Years of the Ryan White Care Act

Commemorating 30 Years of the Ryan White Care Act

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 25
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White CARE Act, which has worked under the larger name of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to provide medical services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and to eventually eradicate the disease.

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

Aug 5
Against the background of rising HIV incidence and disappointing behavior change interventions in Malawi, a group of researchers designed a study to identify where the gap could be.

AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

AIDS Conference: Big Breakthroughs and Missed Targets

Jul 27
Updates on treatment, prevention and next steps were revealed at the 23rd annual AIDS Conference, held online due to COVID-19.

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

Doctors Say Experimental Treatment May have Rid Man of HIV

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 7
A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday.

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 6
New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, are getting treatment.

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