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  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy Breach
    NPR | 7 hours ago

    Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: the fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    U=U laggards draw fire from the community
    Positive Lite | 17 January 2018

    The Global U=U picture is good, but community activists are stepping up the heat on organizations which have been slow to embrace it. Today the spotlight is on Greater than AIDS, GNP+ and in Canada, the Ontario AIDS Network.

  • People and personal stories
    Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91
    New York Times | 17 January 2018

    Mathilde Krim, who crusaded against the scourge of AIDS with appeals to conscience that raised funds and international awareness of a disease that has killed more than 39 million people worldwide, died on Monday at her home in Kings Point, N.Y. She was 91.

  • Finance and funding
    We Should Treat Everyone Like We Treat HIV-Positive Patients
    Slate Magazine | 16 January 2018

    Through a combination of federal and state funding, plus some very clever implementation strategies, Americans infected with HIV are eligible for incredibly comprehensive care, even if they are uninsured or underinsured. It’s amazing the program doesn’t get the attention it deserves. In fact, it should be a model for how we treat all patients.

  • People and personal stories
    Obituary: Dr. Mathilde Krim: 1926−2018
    amfAR | 16 January 2018

    Dr. Mathilde Krim, amfAR’s Founding Chairman and an inspirational leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, passed away peacefully at her home in King’s Point, NY, on Monday evening, January 15.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    Did the AIDS Panic Make Trump Afraid of Haitians?
    Politico | 16 January 2018

    In the 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and a rabid New York media falsely portrayed Haitians as diseased and dangerous.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    American HIV Activists Prepare for What Lies Ahead in 2018
    The Body | 16 January 2018

    In the past year, health advocacy in the U.S. was a real stressor. President Donald Trump (along with the GOP-led houses of Congress) came into office fully focused on dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reforming taxes to benefit the wealthy. This move could have taken us back to the days of AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, people with HIV being denied coverage, and people being refused coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

  • Harm reduction
    Drug users find safety, community in underground injection facility
    Reuters | 16 January 2018

    Intravenous drug users who inject in a secret U.S. facility where staff provide clean needles and guard against overdoses say they appreciate the site for letting them in off the streets and for its history-shaping role.

  • Smoking
    England: Public health cuts undermine support for smokers
    LocalGov | 16 January 2018

    Cuts in public health grants have led to a ‘dramatic’ change in local services aimed at helping people quit smoking, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Study suggests many gay and bisexual men are skeptical about U=U, but attitudes are on the rise
    EurekAlert! | 16 January 2018

    Numerous well-controlled trials have recently demonstrated that there is effectively no risk of HIV transmission during sex with a partner who has a sustained, undetectable viral load (Undetectable = Untransmittable). The Hunter CHEST study sought to examine how accurate gay and bisexual men perceive this message to be by surveying more than 12,000 men across the United States in the summer of 2017.

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