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November 30, 2012
World AIDS Day 2012
First commemorated in 1988, World AIDS Day 2012 will take place Saturday, December 1. 
HHS Defines HIV/AIDS as a Chronic Condition for Medicaid
Previously states were allowed to include HIV/AIDS as a qualifying condition for health homes, but the law was not explicit.
35% of MSM Globally Can Easily Access Condoms
The online survey included 5,779 MSM from 165 countries.
November 29, 2012
Hillary Clinton Launches PEPFAR Blueprint to End AIDS
The blueprint outlines five principles with specific steps to achieve them. 
U.S. Gives $7.5M for PMTCT Implementation Science Projects
The expectation is that by studying how to better implement programs, researchers can find evidence-based solutions.
U.S. Gives $3M to HIV and Gender-Based Violence Programs
One in three women worldwide will experience gender-based violence, which increases their vulnerability to HIV.
November 28, 2012
CDC: Most New HIV Cases Among Youth Are MSM, Blacks
Among youth ages 13 to 24, new data shows that 72 percent of new HIV cases in 2010 were among men who have sex with men (MSM) and 57 percent were among African Americans, according to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CEOs Seek End to HIV Travel Bans Worldwide
More than 40 chief executive officers from major companies have signed a pledge urging 45 countries to lift their travel restrictions on people with HIV, according to a UNAIDS statement.
Durex Sets Goal of Donating 2.5M Condoms by World AIDS Day
Condom manufacturer Durex will donate one condom for every consumer who uses Twitter or Facebook to share an HIV awareness message from November 26 to December 1, according to a Durex statement.
November 27, 2012
AVAC Outlines Critical Global HIV Priority Actions in 2013
A new report by AVAC identifies five major priorities for action in 2013. Achieving the End: One Year and Counting presents specific goals for next year that can make the most impact to begin ending the AIDS pandemic. 
New Strategic Plan for AIDS Foundation of Chicago
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has identified three major goals it will address as a result of upcoming changes from the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. health care reform), according to an AFC statement.
Naked AIDS Activists Arrested at Boehner’s Office
The activists painted slogans on their bodies such as 'AIDS Cuts Kill' to draw attention to potential budget cuts to global and domestic HIV funding.
November 26, 2012
U.S. Navy Revises Policy on HIV-Positive Sailors Overseas
The U.S. Department of the Navy has revised its policy on HIV-positive sailors to allow them to be stationed at U.S. military installations overseas, OutServe reports.
Media Still Need HIV Education in Kenya
Advocates are urging for media training of Kenyan journalists who write about HIV, PlusNews reports.
November 21, 2012
Task Force Seeks Insurance Coverage of Routine HIV Testing
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released draft recommendations supporting routine HIV testing for all Americans ages 15 to 65 and all pregnant women, Reuters reports.
Suu Kyi Named UNAIDS Advocate for Zero Discrimination
The Nobel Peace Prize winner has been appointed a global advocate for zero discrimination by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. 
November 20, 2012
UNAIDS: Data Shows 2015 Goals Can Be Achieved If Supported
New HIV cases have dropped more than 50 percent in 25 low- and middle-income countries with more than half of those countries in Africa.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012
Tuesday, November 20, is the national Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorates all trans individuals, or those perceived to be trans, who have been murdered because of hate. 
November 19, 2012
Ali Forney Center Temporarily Relocates Drop-In Center
The New York City-based Ali Forney Center (AFC) has found a temporary home for its daytime-only drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, according to an AFC statement.
Malaysia to Host Inaugural HIV and Islam Conference
The first HIV and Islam conference will be held November 19 to 21.
November 16, 2012
Mark Dybul Is New Executive Director of the Global Fund
Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, MD, the former United States global AIDS coordinator, has been appointed as the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
ViiV Awards $6M Through Positive Action for Children Fund
ViiV Healthcare has given about $6 million to 99 projects in 26 countries to improve the health of women, children and families affected by HIV.
November 15, 2012
City Council Settles $250,000 HIV Suit Against Atlanta Police
A Georgia man who alleges he was denied employment by the Atlanta Police Department as a police officer because he has HIV and who then sued the city will receive a $250,000 settlement from the City Council, The Georgia Voice reports.
Half of Australians With HIV Get Disclosed Without Permission
About half of people with HIV in Australia have had their status disclosed without their permission and have experienced HIV-related stigma, The Age reports.
November 14, 2012
U.K. Gives Ugandan Woman Six Years in Prison for HIV Fraud
A woman who claimed asylum in the United Kingdom in 1991 has been sentenced to six years in prison for falsely claiming more than $3 million in HIV drugs for herself but instead selling them for profit in her native Uganda, the Daily Mail reports.
Malawi Temporarily Halts Arrests of Gay Men
The government of Malawi has stopped enforcing laws that criminalize homosexuality, Pink News reports.
November 13, 2012
'Time' Names OraQuick Test in Best Inventions of 2012
Made by OraSure Technologies, the single-use test is available for $39.99 online and in stores nationwide.
Fashion Designers Support UNAIDS Getting to Zero Vision
The campaign will raise funds and awareness for the UNAIDS vision of getting to zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
November 12, 2012
HIV-Positive LGBT Activist William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies
William Brandon Lacy Campos, co-executive director of the New York City-based nonprofit Queers for Economic Justice, has died. He was 35 years old. His body was discovered Friday, November 9. The cause of death and the memorial plans have not yet been released.
November 09, 2012
Same-Sex Marriage Wins in Maine, Maryland and Washington
Voters made Maine, Maryland and Washington the first states to approve marriage for same-sex couples at the ballot box.
November 08, 2012
Los Angeles County Voters Approve Condoms in Porn
A measure requiring adult film actors in Los Angeles County to use condoms for all anal and vaginal sex scenes was approved by about 55 percent of voters, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Marijuana Legalization Wins in Colorado and Washington, Loses in Oregon
Voters made Colorado and Washington the first states to approve marijuana for recreational use. A similar measure was defeated in Oregon. 
November 07, 2012
Obama Reelection Protects Health Care Reform Law
The reelection of President Barack Obama will protect the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the health care reform law) from repeal, CNN reports.
Medical Marijuana Wins in Massachusetts, Loses in Arkansas
By a wide margin, Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana. However, voters narrowly defeated medical marijuana in Arkansas.
November 06, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Floods AIDS Residence Bailey-Holt House
The 44 people with AIDS who live at Bailey-Holt House in New York City have been temporarily relocated after flooding damage from Hurricane Sandy.
Ali Forney Center Chelsea Drop-In Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has destroyed the daytime-only drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth run by the New York City?based Ali Forney Center.
November 05, 2012
Broadway AIDS Group to Give $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy
A portion of the proceeds from fundraising efforts by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will go to three relief agencies.
Keep the Promise on HIV/AIDS March and Rally in Atlanta
Saturday, November 3, advocates and community leaders gathered in Centennial Park in Atlanta to call for funding to fight HIV/AIDS in the South, according to a statement by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which created this series of events.
November 01, 2012
God's Love We Deliver to Prepare 'Sandy Bags' for Clients
The Lower Manhattan offices of God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) are still without power after Hurricane Sandy.
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