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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.

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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.

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Setting the Record Straight: Minnesota v. Rick

If you're looking to have sex in the North Star State, read this recap of the recent case Minnesota v. Rick which did little to nothing to improve the lives of HIV-positive Minnesotans.

Untangling the Intersection of HIV and Trauma: Why It Matters and What We Can Do Img
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Untangling the Intersection of HIV and Trauma: Why It Matters and What We Can Do

What is trauma? How does it operate in the lives of those who are HIV positive? And how does it keep more than half of HIV-positive people out of medical care?

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Turning the Tide: Sex Workers in the U.S.

If you want to fight HIV worldwide, the conversation has to include fighting stigma and working with, not against sex workers. How do we advocate for this marginalized group?

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Stigma, Scrutiny Cause Problems for HIV-Positive Pregnant Women and New Moms

While pregnant women are used to getting attention, pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV are receiving too much scrutiny from peers and medical providers, says a new study.