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September 28, 2012
United States Conference on AIDS 2012
Hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), the annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) takes place from Sunday, September 30, to Wednesday, October 3, in Las Vegas.
NYC Warns MSM With HIV About Meningitis Cases
Four cases of meningitis have occurred in New York City within the past four weeks among HIV-positive men who have sex with men resulting in one death and one person in critical care, according to a statement by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
September 27, 2012
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2012
Thursday, September 27, is the fifth annual National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD).
Michael Kaplan to Join AIDS United as President and CEO
AIDS United has named Michael Kaplan as president and CEO, according to an AIDS United statement. Kaplan was the executive director of the Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Oregon. 
September 26, 2012
Scripps Gets $20M to Research HIV Drug Resistance
The Scripps Research Institute will get $20 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to study how drug resistance develops in HIV, according to a Scripps statement.
EJAF Gives Nearly $2M in Second Round of 2012 Grants
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has awarded more than $1.8 million in its second round of 2012 grants to two new and 11 renewal grantees, according to an EJAF statement.
September 25, 2012
Former Employee Sues Delta Air Lines for HIV Discrimination
A former employee of Delta Air Lines is suing the company for disability discrimination and harassment resulting from his HIV status, according to paperwork filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Debut Album by HIV-Positive Country Singer Jimbeau Hinson
Strong Medicine, the first album by openly bisexual and HIV-positive country musician and songwriter Jimbeau Hinson, debuts September 25, according to a statement by his record label Wrinkled Records.
September 24, 2012
Video Implicates Michigan Police Officer in HIV Discrimination
A Michigan police dashboard video shows an officer issuing a traffic ticket to a man and a ticket for marijuana possession to a woman with HIV because he was “aggravated” she didn’t disclose her status before he searched her car, The American Independent reports.
$538M in Cuts to Federal HIV/AIDS Funds Could Occur Jan. 2
The AIDS Institute has sent a letter to congressional leaders outlining $538 million in cuts to HIV/AIDS funding that could occur on January 2 unless Congress and the president find another option. 
September 21, 2012
AIDS Documentary How to Survive a Plague Opens Nationwide
How to Survive a Plague, a documentary about the history of AIDS treatment activism, opens nationwide in theaters on Friday, September 21.
Jerome Horwitz, Creator of AZT, Dies
Jerome P. Horwitz, a researcher who created the drug AZT (azidothymidine), died on September 6, The New York Times reports. He was 93. 
September 20, 2012
Robert Navarret, ACT UP Los Angeles Member, Dies
Robert Navarret, a member of ACT UP Los Angeles and the Radical Faeries, died on August 30. He would have been 72 years old on September 21. 
India Debates Mandatory Pre-Marriage HIV Testing
The Indian government is seeking expert opinions on a bill to make pre-marital HIV testing mandatory, Gulf News reports.
Paris Hilton Says Most Gay Guys 'Probably Have AIDS'
In an audiotape, Paris Hilton is heard perpetuating the myth that most gay men have AIDS, RadarOnline.com reports. A New York City taxi driver who had the Hilton Hotels heiress and a gay male friend in his backseat recorded the audiotape.
September 19, 2012
Sex Ed in 82 NY Public School Districts Considered Inaccurate
Sex education in many New York State public schools is inaccurate, incomplete and biased, according to a report by the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Home for Orphans With HIV to Close in Nepal
Ten HIV-positive children ages 3 to 10 from the Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan School in Nepal face an uncertain future after the sale of their building, The Associated Press reports.
September 18, 2012
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day 2012
Tuesday, September 18, is the fifth annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). 
Virginia AIDS Group Fights Stigma by Moving to New Location
The AIDS Services Group of Charlottesville, Virginia, has relocated its offices to a more visible location to fight HIV stigma, WVIR reports.
September 17, 2012
amfAR Gives Over $800,000 to Three HIV Cure Research Teams
The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) has awarded more than $800,000 in three new HIV cure grants to research teams in the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE), according to an amfAR statement.
Executive Director Resigns After GMAD Financial Revelations
Tokes Osubu, executive director of Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) in New York City, has resigned, Gay City News reports.
September 14, 2012
Federal Judge Allows Alabama HIV Inmate Segregation Trial
Under a federal judge’s order, a lawsuit to end the segregation of HIV-positive prisoners in Alabama jails will begin on Monday, September 17, The Associated Press reports.
Eastern Europe Has World's Fastest-Growing HIV Epidemic
Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemic, IPS reports. New HIV cases have risen 22 percent in the region since 2005, according to the World Health Organization.
AIDS Activists Interrupt Paul Ryan Values Voter Summit Speech
Two women were thrown out of a conservative gathering after yelling “corporations aren’t people” during a speech by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Talking Points Memo reports.
September 13, 2012
Younger MSM on Mobile Apps to Find Sex Dislike Condoms
Nearly half (46.4 percent) of younger men who have sex with men (MSM) who use mobile apps to find sex have unprotected anal intercourse, according to a new study by researchers Renato Barucco and Luis Freddy Molano, MD, and reported by The Advocate.
Grindr Blamed by Hong Kong AIDS Group for Rising HIV Cases
AIDS Concern, an HIV awareness group in Hong Kong, claims Grindr, a gay dating mobile app, is contributing to the rise in new HIV cases in the city among men who have sex with men, China Daily reports.
September 12, 2012
Global Female Condom Day 2012
Wednesday, September 12, is the first annual Global Female Condom Day.
Texas Woman Killed by Boyfriend Because She Had HIV
A Texas man stabbed his girlfriend to death because she allegedly did not disclose she had HIV before having sex with him, KDAF reports.
Boy With HIV Settles Hershey School Suit for $715,000
A settlement has been reached in the case of a boy who was allegedly denied admission to the Milton Hershey School because he has HIV, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Justice.
September 11, 2012
Santa Monica Refuses Bus Ads for AIDS Walk Los Angeles
The public bus operators of Santa Monica, California, are refusing to run paid advertisements from AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) to promote its upcoming AIDS Walk on October 14, Southern California Public Radio reports.
Acupuncturist Indicted for Intentionally Giving HIV to 16 People
A Swiss court has indicted an unlicensed acupuncturist for deliberately transmitting HIV to 16 people by pricking them, The Associated Press reports.
September 10, 2012
HIV Research Fraud Verdict Upheld by Federal Appeals Court
A federal appeals court has upheld the 2010 judgment of a federal court that Weill Medical College at Cornell University and a former faculty member submitted false claims to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) related to grants for HIV/AIDS research, according to a statement by Salmanson Goldshaw, PC, the law firm representing Daniel Feldman, PhD, the whistleblower in the case.
George Michael Sings at Paris Opera for AIDS Charity
In support of French AIDS charity Sidaction, George Michael became the first international pop star to perform at the Opera Garnier in Paris, The Associated Press reports.
September 07, 2012
The Well Project Launches Mobile App for Women With HIV
The Well Project, a nonprofit group focusing on women with HIV, has launched its first mobile app, according to a Well Project statement.
MSU Launches HIV Registry Including Rural Patients
The new HIV registry launched by Michigan State University (MSU) will be one of the first in the country to include people from rural areas, according to an MSU statement.
September 06, 2012
Kentucky to Consider Medical Marijuana Bill in 2013
A medical marijuana bill has been pre-filed in the Kentucky legislature for its 2013 session, StopTheDrugWar.org reports.
300 People Protest Unmet HIV Demands in China
About 300 people with HIV and their relatives pried a gate off a government office in central China to protest unmet demands for financial help, The Associated Press reports.
September 05, 2012
Angry Birds Honors Freddie Mercury for AIDS Fundraiser
The creators of the mobile game Angry Birds have made an animated video of one of its birds dressed up as Freddie Mercury to support HIV research, according to a statement from The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity founded by the surviving members of Queen.
Georgia Eliminates Its ADAP Waiting List
The waiting list for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in Georgia has been reduced to zero, The Associated Press reports.
September 04, 2012
Bienestar Sues New Landlord for HIV Discrimination
Bienestar, a social services organization in Southern California serving Latinos and other underserved communities, has filed suit against the landlord of its new Van Nuys location for terminating the lease and changing the locks only 48 hours after opening its doors, according to a Bienestar statement.
Matthew McConaughey to Lose 30 Pounds for HIV Role
Actor Matthew McConaughey plans to drop 30 pounds by mid-September when he begins shooting the HIV-themed The Dallas Buyer’s Club, the Daily Mail reports.
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