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  • The Crucial Link Between Drug Policy and HIV Rates

    The evidence that a government’s posture toward drug use affects HIV rates is compelling, and there are a number of case studies from around the world that suggest a therapy-first approach could significantly lower HIV transmission rates among PWID.

    18 September 2018 | MD Magazine
  • 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
  • Federal jury awards HIV patient $18.4 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

    A federal jury in Boston on Monday awarded $18.4 million in damages to a man who alleged that two of his former physicians failed to test him for HIV despite risk factors that made him more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

    20 June 2018 | The Boston Globe
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation files two lawsuits against Gilead

    Four Californians living with HIV, including one in Marin County, are suing the pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences over its continued distribution of what they say is a toxic HIV medicine while it kept a safer version of the drug on its lab shelf to turn a higher profit.

    21 May 2018 | The Bay Area Reporter
  • Nine iconic HIV/AIDS films from 1985 to now

    The world of cinema, since the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, has played a prominent role in fostering and altering mainstream discourse surrounding HIV.

    16 May 2018 | Emen8
  • HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

    Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

    15 May 2018 | The Hippocratic Post
  • B.C. man accused of failing to disclose HIV-positive status says police launched ‘smear campaign’

    The Abbotsford man who was accused of having unprotected sex with multiple women and not disclosing his HIV-positive status said the charges should never have gone ahead in the first place. That’s because, under the law, he does not have to disclose the information if there is “no realistic possibility of transmission of HIV,” according to a BC Prosecution Service policy. Brian Carlisle said his medical records prove that his viral load has been undetectable dating back to 2004, but police ignored the evidence.

    02 May 2018 | Terrace Standard
  • Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

    A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies.

    03 April 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow New CDC Head

    The Trump administration announced that HIV expert Dr. Robert Redfield will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ignoring complaints that his work on a high-profile vaccine research more than 20 years ago was flawed. “Either he was egregiously sloppy with data or it was fabricated,” said former Air Force Lt. Col. Craig Hendrix, a doctor who is now director of the division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    22 March 2018 | Kaiser Health News
  • UN official questions ethics of sexual misconduct victims in bizarre speech

    UNAids chief takes aim at harassment whistleblowers and praises outgoing deputy accused of assault for taking the ‘high road’: Michel Sidibé, the director of UNAids, has attacked whistleblowers who raised concerns about the handling of a recent sexual harassment and assault case, apparently suggesting they lacked ethics and morals. Sidibé made disparaging remarks about employees who have spoken out, while praising as “courageous” the decision of his deputy, Luiz Loures, to step down following an unsubstantiated allegation of sexual harassment and assault.

    19 March 2018 | The Guardian
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