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HIV Exceptionalism Is Alive and Well -- and That's Too Bad Img
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HIV Exceptionalism Is Alive and Well -- and That's Too Bad

Paul Sax, M.D., works in one of the most advanced, enlightened centers of medicine in the world -- but even there, oversensitivity and stigma surrounding HIV remains common among health care professionals, he writes.

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Kenya

Stigmatization Slows Kenya's Efforts to Avert Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Pregnant women in Kenya are giving birth to HIV-infected babies either because they do not know their HIV status or they are avoiding the hospitals. Stigma and discrimination are driving their behaviors. At a recent forum in Nairobi, on mother-to-chi...

Alabama: Ruling Soon on Isolation of Inmates With HIV Img
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Alabama: Ruling Soon on Isolation of Inmates With HIV

Upon being incarcerated in Alabama, all prisoners are tested for HIV. Those who test positive must wear white plastic armbands identifying them as infected. They're also not allowed to work in the cafeteria or transfer near family.

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Massachusetts: Fitchburg Man Gets Three Years for Not Disclosing HIV to Sex Partners

A Fitchburg, Mass., man who is HIV-positive and had unprotected sex with several partners without informing them that he was infected with the virus pled guilty to related charges and was sentenced to three years in prison on October 24. The Massachu...

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Viral Load Will Be No Defense Against Prosecution for HIV Exposure or Transmission in Norway

A report by a Norwegian Commission on HIV and the Law increased the state's options to prosecute persons who infect or expose others to HIV. The courts in Norway prosecuted individuals under a 1902 law meant to be used against those who negligently o...

Minnesota: Appeals Court Reverses Conviction in HIV Case Img

Minnesota: Appeals Court Reverses Conviction in HIV Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of an HIV-positive man who was accused of passing the virus to another man through unprotected sex. The court ruled that the statute under which the man was tried was ambiguous.

Living With HIV: Are We 'Damaged Goods'? A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Img
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Living With HIV: Are We 'Damaged Goods'? A Blog Entry by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

"[Todd] struggled to cope with the psychological adjustments necessary for living with the virus and, although most of the time he had decent self-esteem, ... hurtful words consistently pushed him out of emotional balance. Over the years a small part...

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Pennsylvania: The Milton Hershey School Apologizes to HIV-Positive Student

The president of the Milton Hershey School, a private grade school in Pennsylvania, has apologized to a student who last year was denied admission because he has HIV. The school announced it would now welcome the student's attendance beginning this f...

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Justice Dept. Settles HIV Bias Lawsuits

The Justice Department has reached two settlements resolving claims that health care providers refused to serve people with HIV in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The first complaint was filed by a man with HIV who went to th...

There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws Img
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There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws

"No chronic disease strikes fear into the hearts of people quite like HIV/AIDS does," Housing Works' Sunny Bjerk writes. "That fear of rejection, fear of being hurt, and fear of being persecuted for having a virus is truly what is criminal."