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August 30, 2013
NYC Responds to ACT UP Demands for PEP and PrEP Campaign
Recent protests called out the city health department on various concerns about PEP and PrEP.

Disease Burden of HIV/AIDS Increasing for Many Countries

The data suggests greater attention may be needed.
August 29, 2013
Review of HIV Law on Hold in Michigan
There is no indication if or when the hold would be lifted.
Promoting Female Condoms in Uganda
The campaign includes radio and television spots, billboard ads and posters.
August 28, 2013
Pat Robertson Claims Gays Transmit HIV by Cutting With Rings
He made his remarks on The 700 Club, which is produced by his Christian Broadcasting Network.
Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour at U.S. Open
In 1993, he died of AIDS-related complications.
August 27, 2013
Florida Man Arrested for Allegedly Not Disclosing He Has HIV
As a result of the arrest, a second man has accused the defendant.
Adult Film Actress Cameron Bay Confirms She Has HIV
Two separate agencies confirmed the results. 
August 26, 2013
Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Overturning HIV Conviction
Daniel James Rick was convicted in 2011 of attempted first-degree assault. 
NY Pharmacies Help Researchers Study Rapid HIV Testing
The Walgreens Community Pharmacy in the Bronx, New York, is one of five in New York City chosen.
August 23, 2013
HIV Denialist Sues Blogger for Alleged Trademark Violation
Clark Baker, founder of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice does not believe HIV causes AIDS.
Woman With HIV Not Guilty of Assault for Oral Sex in Canada
At the time, her viral load was undetectable.
August 22, 2013
Federal Judge Rules Condoms-in-Porn Law Is Constitutional
AIDS Healthcare Foundation was given status to defend the law.
U.K. Pastors Tell Young Church Members to Stop HIV Meds
Some of the stories included pastors telling patients they would be healed by prayer.
August 21, 2013
Gay California Mayor Starts Petition to End U.S. Gay Blood Ban
After hosting a blood drive on city property but being banned from donating his own blood, he created an online petition.
Simone Koehlinger Is Senior VP of Programs at AFC
She has more than 20 years of related experience.
August 20, 2013
Appeals Court Rules Against Deporting Trans Woman With HIV
Arrests for sex work are typically handled as disorderly conduct charges.
U.K. Ban on Doctors and Providers With HIV to End in 2014
Officials say medical advances justify lifting the ban.
August 19, 2013
ACLU of Illinois Gets County Jail to Improve Access to HIV Meds
A Chicago HIV/AIDS counselor was denied HIV meds during detention. 
New York University Gets $6.7M for HIV and Drug Use Research
The renewal grant supports the work of 50 investigators from four institutions.
August 16, 2013
AHF Opens Health Center in Broward County, Florida
AHF operates more than 20 centers nationwide.
PEPFAR Commits $11.4M for Circumcision in Zambia
Officials are working with chiefs and traditional leaders to implement the procedure widely.
August 15, 2013
Medical Technician With Hep C Pleads Guilty to Drug Theft
David Kwiatkowski stole painkiller syringes and injected himself with them, which tainted them with hep C.
ACT UP New York Demands Better Local HIV Prevention Efforts
The group wants the city health department to publicize PrEP and PEP.
August 14, 2013
Sanjay Gupta Supports Medical Marijuana
He apologized for actively opposing prescription pot in the past.
Merck Recommits to State ADAPs Through 2014
The company made an agreement with the ADAP Crisis Task Force.
August 13, 2013 Selects Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charities for 2013
Only organizations whose missions are solely dedicated to HIV/AIDS were considered. 
UNAIDS Wants Greece to Stop Sanitary Decree Reintroduction
UNAIDS is concerned the bill would potentially violate human rights.
August 12, 2013
Sean Sasser, AIDS Activist and Real World Star, Dies
Most recently, Sasser lived in Washington, DC, with his partner Michael Kaplan, president and CEO of AIDS United. 
J.C. Suares, Founding Creative Director of POZ, Dies
He is survived by his wife. He was 71.
August 09, 2013
Letter Urges HHS to Speed Up Gay Blood Ban Reevaluation
The American Medical Association passed a resolution in June opposing the lifetime ban.
Antigay Law Stifles HIV Efforts in Russia
An online community for HIV-positive men in Russia was blocked and deleted.
August 08, 2013
Len Stewart Is Phoenix HIV/AIDS Center Executive Director
He has held various senior positions over the years across the country at other health care groups.
China Revokes Patent for Viread
Experts say taking away the patent for the HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B drug will open the door for cheaper versions of the drug.
August 07, 2013
AIDS Policy Project to Launch First AIDS Cure Day
Saturday, October 5, will launch this new awareness day.
Runaway and Homeless Youth Inclusion Act Introduced
Up to 40 percent of all homeless youth are LGBT. Homeless LGBT youth are at high risk for HIV.
August 06, 2013
Drug Trade Groups Want Patients to Oppose Full Trial Data
The European Medicines Agency is considering mandating full disclosure of data from clinical trials. 
Greg Louganis in National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame
The Olympic champion was inducted into the inaugural class.
August 05, 2013
Black Treatment Advocates Network Launches in DC
Since its launch, BTAN has trained more than 1,000 black treatment advocates in 12 cities.
Substantial Declines in Free Condoms in Namibia
Officials attribute most of the drops to lack of funding.
August 02, 2013
Tiffany Gilliard Is WWH Chief External Affairs Officer
She was the primary local liaison of the XIX International AIDS Conference.
Attacks Against Gay Men Increasing in Kenya
The violence started increasing after a study disowned by the National AIDS Control Council.
August 01, 2013
Charlize Theron Discusses HIV/AIDS Challenges in South Africa
The Oscar-winner met with South African President Jacob Zuma.
Laura Cheever Is Assoc. Admin. of HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
She was the deputy associate administrator of the bureau for the past 10 years. 
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