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  • 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....
  • Caltech researchers help 'bridge the gap' for HIV antibodies

    Caltech researchers help 'bridge the gap' for HIV antibodies
    Anybody who's ever hung from the bars of a playground jungle gym knows it's easier to latch on with two arms instead of one.  The same might be said of immune system antibodies: The "Y" shaped proteins do a better job of clinging to invader viruses when...
  • Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

    Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films
    Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they're considering strict...
  • Church, sorority mark World AIDS Day

    St. Mark AME Zion Church in East Chicago opened the doors Monday for the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Gospel Explosion. A Chicago-based dance company, “Praize Productions,” joined a host of other performers. “We use the arts to uplift and...
  • FDA: Gay, bisexual men able to donate blood

    FDA: Gay, bisexual men able to donate blood
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it plans to change its blood donor policy recommendation to allow gay men to donate blood one year after their last sexual contact. The FDA's proposed policy would replace its current stance,...
  • Newport News clinic holding HIV/AIDS awareness event on Monday, World AIDS Day

    Newport News clinic holding HIV/AIDS awareness event on Monday, World AIDS Day
    Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV have the virus under control, according to "Vital Signs," a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It reported that two-thirds of the 1.2 million living with HIV in 2011 had not...
  • Ebola response wrongly derided

    Ebola response wrongly derided
    From the mid-1990s on, I was on the ground in southern Africa where the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged out of control. Exacerbating the catastrophe were the very development partners and donors responsible for combating the disease. Rancorous competition for...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Lawsuit: Aetna Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV/AIDS Patients

    Lawsuit: Aetna Drug Policy Discriminates Against HIV/AIDS Patients
    A consumer organization and an anonymous HIV/AIDS patient are suing Aetna in federal court, claiming the insurer discriminates against people with HIV/AIDS by requiring them to buy medications through the mail starting Jan. 1. The plaintiffs say the...
  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania

    Local hospice helps keep fellow workers on the job in Tanzania
    In the mid-2000s workers at Gilchrist Hospice Care had raised about $5,000 for some counterparts in Tanzania to give their overwhelmed center a boost. But when U.S. government aid ran out in 2011 for Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital palliative-care program,...