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I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show So You Don't Have To

I am dismayed to report that Tiger Blood Charlie is back and he has gone rogue. And his Chasing the Cure! conversation with Dr. Oz might be the worst thing to ever happen to AIDS cure research, or at least the most irresponsible reporting about it.

Published
14 January 2016
From
Poz
AHF's Michael Weinstein Has a New Fight, and It's Not About HIV

Several offices of the world's largest HIV services provider are located in Hollywood, the legendary Los Angeles neighborhood that's either in the middle of a rebirth or the throes of self-destruction, depending on who you ask. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its powerful leader, Michael Weinstein, are very much of the latter opinion. The organization is waging a lobbying war against the latest proposed development for Hollywood: a pair of 28-story towers adjacent to its own high-rise corporate office, on a site where a parking lot now sits.

Published
13 January 2016
From
Advocate.com
“My Biggest Fear Isn’t AIDS, It’s Being Evicted From My Rent-Controlled Unit”

With the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment hovering around $3500 per month by latest estimates, housing is a top concern for many San Francisco residents, but especially so for those whose long personal histories tie them to the city—such as long-term survivors living with HIV.

Published
13 January 2016
From
BETA blog
US: It Took 20 Years For The Government To Pay For An Obvious Way To Prevent HIV

the final days of December, Congress quietly decided to change the 30-year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs. For advocates, researchers and health workers who’ve worked on this issue for decades, it was a welcome, but bittersweet change. Lawmakers were moved to act not by the scientific research but by a large outbreak of HIV in Indiana last year.

Published
11 January 2016
From
FiveThirtyEight
EU countries advised to prepare for health threats from refugees

A report by the EU’s disease prevention agency says the risk of Europeans being affected by infectious diseases brought by refugees remains low, but recommends that countries should be prepared to respond to such health threats.

Published
11 January 2016
From
EurActiv
Why Do HIV Drug Ads Include Disclaimers for Actors?

“Not an actual patient.” In every print advertisement I've ever seen for an HIV drug that includes an image of a real human being, this small caption has appeared, clarifying that the person seen does not actually have HIV. I don't see this sort of clarification in any other drug ad I've come across—and as a doctor, I see a lot of them. So why the nervousness around HIV?

Published
08 January 2016
From
Slate Magazine (blog)
16 HIV Advocates to Watch in 2016

They come from nearly every corner of the world. They are engaged in local communities and on the international scene. They include mothers, artists, a fugitive, a performer, and a drug smuggler. They are speaking out, acting up, and in some cases risking their personal safety and liberty.

Published
06 January 2016
From
My Fabulous Disease
Terrence Higgins Trust announces new CEO

Terrence Higgins Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Green as the charity’s new Chief Executive. Ian has more than 25 years experience of high profile leadership roles in the voluntary, health, local government, housing, and social care sectors, in both executive and non-executive roles. Involved in YMCA for over 25 years, including as Chief Executive of YMCA England, he is currently on the executive staff team of The World Alliance of YMCAs located in Geneva.

Published
06 January 2016
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Path to Charlie Sheen's HIV Disclosure

To track the push and pull between Mr. Sheen and the media over several years — his condition flickering in and out of public view — is to see behind the veil of how celebrity secrets are kept hidden, and how they are ultimately disclosed.

Published
06 January 2016
From
New York Times
Worlds Apart: Vast Disparities In Treatment Separate Americans With HIV

HIV/AIDS activists and physicians now emphasize the socioeconomic barriers that keep some people living with HIV from consistently obtaining and using antiretroviral drugs to remain healthy. Addressing patients’ social and economic challenges is complicated and not reimbursable.

Published
04 January 2016
From
Kaiser Health News

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