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HIV-Positive Man Sues Atlanta Police Department for Employment Discrimination

Was an Atlanta man denied a job as a police officer because he was unqualified for the position or because he is HIV positive? Lambda Legal thinks so; it recently briefed an appeals court in hopes judges will overturn a 2006 ruling that sided with th...

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Stigma Prevents Many African-American Doctors From Testing for HIV: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

A recent study found that African-American doctors only test one-third of their patients for HIV each year. As Candace Y.A. Montague reports, Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H. -- an infectious disease physician in Washington, D.C -- says that this issue...

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The National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Nebraska's "Spitting Bill"

This article was provided by the Nebraska AIDS Project. Jordan Delmundo is the organization's Public Policy Manager.

One year ago this month, the United States' Office of National AIDS Policy released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the first...

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Wanna Get Intimate? Sign Here, Please.

"For Tracy Johnson, 22 and HIV positive, romance often begins at a karaoke bar," Housing Works reports. "He's at ease until it's time for the first kiss -- that's when he leans in, pulls out the document and asks the object of his affection to sign, ...

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Justice Department Issues Letter Regarding Illegal Exclusion of Individuals With HIV/AIDS From Occupational Training and State Licensing

The Justice Department has issued letters to the attorneys general of all 50 states, as well as U.S. territories to request their assistance in addressing the illegal exclusion of individuals with HIV/AIDS from occupational training and state licensi...

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New York: Lawrence Hospital Surgery Patients Warned of Possible Hepatitis, HIV Exposure

Ten surgery patients of Lawrence Hospital Center (LHC) in Bronxville are being notified of the need to get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C due to improperly cleaned equipment.

The state Department of Health said the hospital reported tha...

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HHS Launches New Website:

Today, HHS launches a new website called The site provides information from government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. It also provides informa...

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Supreme Court to Decide on Ownership of University Patents

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning whether or not patents on inventions that stem from federally funded research must be awarded to the university where the inventor worked. The case involves Stanford University researcher Mark H...

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Stigma Hampers Afghan Fight Against AIDS

Afghanistan officially has 636 cases of HIV and AIDS in a population of roughly 30 million. Health experts say the real figure is far higher, and growing. "Most UN agencies would say the number is in the thousands rather than the hundreds," said Oliv...

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Urgent Action Required to Fight Unscientific, Stigmatising Nebraska Bill That Will Criminalise Body Fluid Assault on Public Safety Officers

This article was cross-posted from the blog "Criminal HIV Transmission."

This Friday, February 4th, the Nebraska State Legislature will debate The Assault with Bodily Fluids Bill which would criminalise striking any public safety officer with any bo...