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December 31, 2013
2013 Most Popular on POZ.com
Our top news and treatment stories, exclusives and blog entries, as well as our most commented stories.
December 30, 2013
Andrew Hunter, HIV and Sex Worker Rights Activist, Dies
He was president and a founding member of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP).
'Love Is the Best Protection' on AHF Rose Parade Float
AHF has arranged for a same-sex wedding to be performed on its float live during the parade. 
December 27, 2013
HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks Restructured Through 2021
The new awards expand research beyond HIV/AIDS to include tuberculosis and hepatitis.
UNAIDS Board Urges Countries to Set Revised ARV Targets
The board also wanted UNAIDS to help reduce the price of medicines.
December 26, 2013
Iowa Professor Resigns After Falsifying HIV Vaccine Research
He added human blood with HIV antibodies to blood samples from rabbits.
DotHIV Assembles Group of Policy Advisors
The Internet domain name would generate funds to fight HIV/AIDS.
December 24, 2013
Public Relations Executive Fired Over Controversial AIDS Tweet
She sent the tweet before boarding an international flight for work. 
HIVHealthReform.org Compiles ACA Resources in Spanish
A list of fact sheets and informational tools explain the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act.
December 23, 2013
Rally After Death of Lamont Valentin for New Transplant Policies
Born with HIV, he was in need of a double lung transplant.
Global Fund Partners With Ecobank on Financial Management
Ecobank will give a total of three million dollars in cash and other contributions.
December 20, 2013
Grant Colfax Resigns as Office of National AIDS Policy Director
No details have been released about his next steps.
Viktor Luna of Project Runway Discloses He Has HIV
He explained his decision to disclose in a blog entry. 
December 19, 2013
GSK to Cease Payments to Providers for Drug Promotion
Several changes are intended to improve its transparency.
Suzette Moses-Burton Is Executive Director of GNP+
She has been living with HIV since 1993. 
December 18, 2013
Stigma and Denial Fuel HIV Rates Among U.S. Latinos
Health experts also cite other significant factors, such as language barriers, concerns about immigration status, and lack of access to health care. 
UNAIDS Urges India to Repeal Law Criminalizing Gay Sex
There has been a 50 percent increase in the past four years in locations providing HIV services for LGBT people. 
December 17, 2013
Alex Godwin Coutinho Is IAVI Board Chair
He is executive director of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Uganda. 
Eric Goosby, Norman Fowler Join IAVI Board
Both men have extensive governmental HIV/AIDS experience.
December 16, 2013
BBC Reprimands Graham Norton for Wearing AIDS Ribbon on TV
He was in breach of BBC guidelines, which forbid promoting causes.
Concerns in Kenya Over Pastors Burning ARVs After HIV 'Cure'
Some people have given their life savings to receive such prayer healings. 
December 13, 2013
HIV Coalition Sees 'Disturbing Trends' in Health Care Reform
The HIV Health Care Access Working Group sent a letter to HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto Nominated for Golden Globes
Their performances in Dallas Buyers Club earned them the nominations. 
December 12, 2013
Third HIV Shutdown of Adult Film Industry in 2013
Another adult film performer has tested HIV positive this year.
Janssen Launches Free Pediatric ARV Access Program in Africa
The pharma company has partnered with EGPAF and others on this initiative.
December 11, 2013
Michigan GOP Official: People With AIDS Lie to Get Health Care
Dave Agema made his remarks at a state party gathering.
Users Report Major Improvements to HealthCare.gov
Fixes have new online insurance marketplaces running remarkably better.
December 10, 2013
No HIV Increase in Military Since 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal
Some DADT supporters used the prospect of increased HIV rates as an excuse for opposing repeal. 
Online Database for Arizona HIV Services Launches
The Aunt Rita Foundation created the database. 
December 09, 2013
amfAR Gives $900K to Six Young HIV/AIDS Researchers
The seventh round of Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research.
Michael Petrelis to Run in 2014 for San Francisco Supervisor
The longtime HIV-positive activist and blogger has filed papers to run.
December 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela, Former South African President, Dies
He supported charitable causes for children, as well as HIV/AIDS.
No Evidence of Deliberate HIV Self-Infection by Greeks
The World Health Organization has apologized for the report.
December 05, 2013
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Expands PrEP Website
PrEPfacts.org now includes sections for gay and straight African Americans and Spanish-speaking Latinos, as well as heterosexual women.
International Campaign to Focus on Women With HIV
Abbvie will work with a steering committee to develop an informational tool as a resource for HIV-positive women in the coming months.
December 04, 2013
amfAR, TAG Seek Strategic U.S. HIV/AIDS Research Agenda
A new report outlines several recommendations for the Obama administration to begin the end of the domestic AIDS epidemic.
Governance Document for U.S. People Living With HIV Caucus
The document formalizes the operating rules of the steering committee and coordinating council, and it guides caucus activities through at least 2014.
December 03, 2013
U.S. to Give $4B to Global Fund, $100M to HIV Cure Research
In remarks the day after World AIDS Day, President Obama pledged significant funding.
PEPFAR Gives 6.7M People ARVs, Reauthorized Through 2018
The law reauthorizes PEPFAR for another five years.
December 02, 2013
Advocates Rally at Times Square on World AIDS Day 2013
The goal is to implement a plan by 2020.
ADAP Waiting Lists Eliminated for First Time Since 2008
The last state to have a list was South Dakota. 
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