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_King v. Burwell_: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015 Img

King v. Burwell: U.S. Supreme Court Again Upholds Affordable Care Act: A Top HIV Clinical Development of 2015

Although it's not getting much attention lately, even from presidential candidates, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a big year in 2015. Foremost, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on King v. Burwell, in which opponents of the law challenged the federal ...

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Quick Question: How Do I Fill Out This Tricky Patient Job or School Form?

From a long-term and highly respected colleague comes this challenging query:

Hi Paul, One of my HIV pts, doing wonderfully well, is planning to enroll in a nursing program. She does not want to disclose her HIV status (fine with me), but the ho...

I'm an HIV Physician. And I'm Starting PrEP. A Blog Entry by Howard Grossman, M.D. Img
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I'm an HIV Physician. And I'm Starting PrEP. A Blog Entry by Howard Grossman, M.D.

I am a doctor who specializes in LGBT health and HIV medicine. I have spent the last 30 years working to help my patients who have HIV live with the illness and trying to help those who are HIV negative stay that way. I am also a 60-year-old gay man ...

Advocates Speak: A Snapshot of Voices and Perspectives From Grinnell Img
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Advocates Speak: A Snapshot of Voices and Perspectives From Grinnell

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq., legal director of the Center for HIV Law and Policy, shares some of the conversations and themes from the 2014 HIV Is Not A Crime conference.

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HIV Criminalization: A Physician's Perspective

HIV criminalization reform advocates know that having medical professionals on your side is a huge asset. Here, Wendy Armstrong, M.D., shares her perspective.

Marketplace Menaces: Discriminatory Practices by the ACA's Qualified Health Plans Img
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Marketplace Menaces: Discriminatory Practices by the ACA's Qualified Health Plans

#GetCovered

That's the White House's official hashtag and marketing campaign to spike the number of Americans enrolling into qualified health plans (QHP) through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The deadline for individual enrollment without penalty w...

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Pennsylvania: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sues Healthcare Company for Refusing to Hire HIV-Positive Man

This article was reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a lawsuit representing a man who was denied a job as a "sitter" with a medical staf...

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Missouri Man Accused of Knowingly Trying to Spread HIV

This article was reported by THV11 (Little Rock).

THV11.com reported that a 22-year-old Missouri man is accused of deliberately trying to transmit HIV. After he was diagnosed with HIV, the accused engaged in sexual activity with more than 30 individ...

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IAS Journal Publishes Supplement on HIV Stigma, Discrimination

The Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog summarizes a recent "event launching the new Journal of the International AIDS Society supplement, 'Global Action to Reduce HIV Stigma and Discrimination,' which examines HIV stigma in a var...

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Reduced HIV Criminalization in Switzerland After Statement on Preventative Effect of Treatment

With HIV criminalization cases in the U.S. happening again and again, Switzerland has been able to reduce these instances with an appeal to science.