Supreme Court Hears Bayh-Dole HIV Patent Lawsuit The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments February 28 on a Stanford University case against pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG over HIV-related patent rights of its researchers, Drug Discovery and Development reports.
DC Mayor’s Commission on HIV/AIDS In anticipation of the XIX International AIDS Conference to be held in Washington, DC, in July 2012, Mayor Vincent C. Gray has created the Mayor’s Commission on HIV/AIDS to help end the HIV epidemic in the nation’s capital, according to a statement from the DC Department of Health (DOH).
amfAR Awards 8 Grants to Eradicate HIV The search for a cure for AIDS just got a boost, as amfAR is funding eight new grants totaling nearly $1 million to explore how HIV persists in the body and how the virus can be eradicated, according to an amfAR statement
Cleveland Clinic Gets $3M Grant for HIV Research The Cleveland Clinic has received a $3 million grant from the Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation to study HIV and the body’s response in autoimmune diseases, according to a Cleveland Clinic statement.
Significant Drop of HIV Rates in Zimbabwe HIV rates in Zimbabwe have fallen 13 percent in one decade, defying all expectations for the region, according to a study published in PLoS Medicine and reported by The New York Times.
February 18, 2011
VOCAL-NY: 2012 NYC Budget Cuts HIV/AIDS Housing
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed 2012 budget would increase homelessness and block access to housing, food stamps and Medicaid for people with HIV/AIDS, according to a statement by Voices of Community Activists and Leaders New York (VOCAL-NY), a grassroots organization led by HIV-positive New Yorkers.
Logo and Greater Than AIDS Launch HIV Campaign
Logo, an MTV Networks basic cable channel for LGBT people and their allies, has partnered with Greater Than AIDS, a national HIV education initiative, to launch a multimedia HIV awareness campaign, according to a joint statement.
AHF Seeks Investigation of LA HIV Porn Clinic Transfer The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has asked California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to investigate possible unlawful conduct in the transfer of a clinic that catered to the porn industry, according to an AHF statement.
NYC Launches Free Condom Finder Phone App The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has launched a free smart phone application designed to find the five nearest venues distributing free condoms, according to a statement by the health department.
Michigan Man Faces Felonies Related to HIV Lies on Facebook James Cleland, a registered sex offender from Kalamazoo County, Michigan, is facing three felony charges for unlawfully using a computer after hacking a young woman’s Facebook account and posting lies about her, including that she is HIV positive.
HIV Adoption Toolkit Developed by Christian Agency Adoption agency Bethany Christian Services (BCS) has developed an HIV adoption toolkit for prospective parents who want to adopt HIV-positive children; the toolkit informs the families about the virus, Baptist Press (BP) reports.
February 08, 2011
Michigan HIV Disclosure Forms Legally Inaccurate
HIV advocates and legal experts say that Michigan’s local health departments and the state Department of Community Health are using documents that exaggerate the risks of HIV transmission and misstate the laws regarding disclosure, The Michigan Messenger reports.
Global Fund Introduces New Antifraud Measures The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has introduced measures to reinforce its financial safeguards and to strengthen its prevention and detection of fraud and misuse of its grants, according to a Global Fund statement.
AHF Proposes 20% Cost Reduction of HIV Meds for ADAPs
AIDS United has made 10 new grants to HIV/AIDS groups through its Access to Care initiative, according to an AIDS United statement. The Social Innovation Fund provided the funding for the grants to support “innovative community-based programs.”
Emergency Summit on ADAP Funding in Florida The Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS is negotiating an emergency agreement to supply medications to 6,000 participants of the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), The Florida Independent reports.
Bill Gates Seeks Renewed Sense of Urgency on HIV/AIDS Bill Gates, cofounder of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is seeking creative approaches and a renewed sense of urgency in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States and across the world, according to his 2011 Annual Letter from the foundation.
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