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United Healthcare To Allow HIV/AIDS Patients to "Opt-Out" of Mail-Order Prescriptions

United Healthcare, the United States' largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS who have privacy or delivery concerns, or who have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone, to obtain their medications from an in-network retail pharmacy rather than by mail order.

Published
01 April 2014
From
Consumer Watchdog
Why these guys come out as HIV-poz on Grindr

What happens when guys on Grindr come out as HIV-positive? They get a range of reactions from thirsty fellow cock hounds. Curiosity to anger to paranoia.

Published
31 March 2014
From
Project Q
Tajikistan lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV

UNAIDS welcomes the recent lifting of all restrictions on entry, stay and residence for people living with HIV in Tajikistan. The amendments to the Law on HIV/AIDS were signed by the President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon, on 14 March 2014.

Published
31 March 2014
From
UNAIDS (press release)
Renato Barucco: Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

I can count five HIV statuses, plus a new one. They entail different responsibilities, possibilities and risks. Let's review them on a continuum from the safest to the problematic ones.

Published
28 March 2014
From
Huffington Post
Promiscuous Gay Nerd: A Competent, Inclusive Health Department is a Right, Not a Privilege

The health department is not the police. They are not the church. Their role is to prevent illness and monitor ongoing epidemics. Sexually active people, gay or straight, in all parts of the country, should be able to go to the health department and be treated like human beings with legitimate sexual practices and health needs—that’s a right, not a privilege.

Published
28 March 2014
From
BETA blog
In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

In response to harsh measures in 38 African nations, gays in other countries are increasingly emerging as activists.

Published
27 March 2014
From
Los Angeles Times
Documentaries can tell us more about AIDS than Hollywood

Films such as Dallas Buyers Club will reach out, and tell part of the story, though presenting a “biased” entertaining dream. But it is documentary films like How to Survive a Plague and Fire in The Blood that reveal the nightmare. They more effectively connect with consciousness, and our desire for coherence, and better understanding. This is why they are so important, and must be seen.

Published
26 March 2014
From
The Conversation
Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn't seek help as she was afraid she'd have to pay NHS under 'health tourism' rules

A heavily pregnant immigrant thought to be carrying a dead, unborn child was too afraid to seek medical help in the UK after being told she would have to pay the NHS thousands of pounds to remove the foetus, the High Court has heard.

Published
24 March 2014
From
The Independent
The economic costs and development impact of exclusion of LGBT people

The loss of labour productivity and output because of employment discrimination and the loss of life years due to early death or disability could generate costs of up to US$ 31 billion in India alone. These preliminary estimates were presented by Dr Lee Badgett from UMass Amherst, one of the major public research universities in America.

Published
20 March 2014
From
UNAIDS
HIV and relationships

This edition of HIV Australia focuses on HIV and relationships. Contributors discuss research, and present personal and historical accounts about their own and others’ lived experiences. A broad spectrum of relationships are discussed, including sexual and platonic relationships, relationships with friends, family and peers, and relationships involving organisations and community.

Published
14 March 2014
From
HIV Australia

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