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  • The Gay Men Who Have Lived for Years With Someone Waiting on Their Death

    At the height of the AIDS crisis, a number of Americans confronting HIV sold their life insurance for quick cash. Then lifesaving drugs came along.

    08 October 2018 | The Atlantic
  • Homelessness linked to HIV infection and low rates of viral suppression

    San Francisco is making strides in reducing the number of new HIV infections that happen every year. But recent data released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health show that homelessness is a factor for HIV risk and in how people living with HIV receive treatment.

    02 October 2018 | BETA blog
  • Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

    People who struggle to get food on the table are more likely to test positive for HIV in South Africa, according to a study of 2,742 adults testing for HIV at three primary healthcare clinics in KwaZulu Natal.

    20 September 2018 | Avert
  • Only 42% in HIV group have an advance directive immediately before death

    Only 4 in 10 HIV-positive people who died at a single center in 2013-2017 had completed an advance directive, including many people with a terminal condition [1]. About three quarters of the group had assigned medical power of attorney (MPOA).

    18 September 2018 | NATAP
  • SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

    San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

    11 September 2018 | San Francisco Examiner
  • HIV+ people will no longer have to declare status on new travel insurance policy

    A British insurance company says those with an undetectable viral load shouldn’t have to list HIV as a pre-existing medical condition.

    22 June 2018 | Gay Star News
  • HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

    23 May 2018 | National AIDS Trust
  • The Housing Crisis Is So Bad That Men Are Having To Sleep In Gay Saunas

    Gay saunas are now at a new frontier of the homelessness epidemic, mopping up the capital’s acute shortage of affordable rental properties and social housing. The scale of the problem is so great that some saunas are having to change their admission policies, fearful of contravening licensing laws.

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

    In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

    State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

    15 February 2018 | New York Times
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