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  • Florida court considers definition of sexual intercourse in HIV case

    Florida court considers definition of sexual intercourse in HIV case
    TALLAHASSEE — What does "sexual intercourse" mean in Florida? The state's Supreme Court justices are pondering the question in a case that threatens to weaken a 1986 law requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their infection before having...
  • Florida's sheriffs object to new bill to make pot available to patients

    Florida's sheriffs object to new bill to make pot available to patients
    After helping defeat a November ballot measure that would have legalized medical marijuana, Florida's sheriffs said Tuesday they also object to a Republican lawmaker's attempt to make pot available to patients. The Florida Sheriffs Association,...
  • Remember political correctness? It's back, frothing at the mouth and at hurricane force

    I have a distinct memory, dating back to 1989 or so, of sitting around with my college dorm mates talking about a new term that was popping up everywhere: "political correctness." Although the designation had been floating around radical circles of...
  • Does Florida need a new definition for 'sexual intercourse'?

    Does Florida need a new definition for 'sexual intercourse'?
      Does Florida need a new definition for sexual intercourse? Attorneys for Gary Debaun, a Monroe County resident who ran afould with laws affecting HIV-infected people, apparently think so. They’ve asked the Florida Supreme Court to weigh-in....
  • Third slate candidate Candida Affa enters Allentown Council race

     Third slate candidate Candida Affa enters Allentown Council race
    Candida Affa, owner of the local bar Candida's, has entered the race for Allentown City Council. Affa, who used to go by the last name Svirovsky, is a member of various governmental boards in Allentown and a long-time community organizer. She is a...
  • Jennifer Aniston nails her role in 'Cake,' living with chronic pain

    Jennifer Aniston nails her role in 'Cake,' living with chronic pain
    More than two decades ago, Tom Hanks won his first Best Actor Oscar for the movie “Philadelphia,” contributing to a national social movement to better the lives of people who are HIV positive. It was a timely movie for the country. I was the...
  • With more patients insured, county trims HIV medical care spending

    With more patients insured, county trims HIV medical care spending
    Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday cut back on contracts to provide medical care to AIDS and HIV patients, citing increased numbers of people now insured under the federal healthcare overhaul. The move to cut $4 million from the contracts, paid for...
  • AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV

    AACC cancels Black History event over concerns about speaker's comments on homosexuality, HIV
    Officials at Anne Arundel Community College have canceled a scheduled campus lecture by a controversial black educator after students raised concerns about his past comments on gay and lesbian identity and HIV. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist and...
  • Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session

    Broward lawmakers finalize priorities for session
    Broward lawmakers on Monday set their priorities for the March 3 legislative session, agreeing to focus on curbing high-stakes tests in schools, getting more funding for urban water management, reforming youthful offender laws and expanding HIV testing....
  • Remembering the great Lesley Gore

    "I'M YOUNG, and I want to be young, I'm free and I want to be free/To live my life the way I choose, to say and do whatever I please!" Lesley Gore, belting out her prescient anthem, "You Don't Own Me," in 1964. YEARS AGO I interviewed Lesley Gore. She...
  • Man who said he has HIV bites deputy during arrest, report says

    Man who said he has HIV bites deputy during arrest, report says
    A man who said he has HIV bit a deputy during an arrest — taking out a chunk of his skin — outside of a Wellington bar, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they arrested Jeffrey Switzer, 25, Monday. According to an...