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Head of Embattled UNAIDS to Leave Post Immediately

Head of Embattled UNAIDS to Leave Post Immediately

May 9
The United Nations' AIDS agency said Wednesday its executive director is leaving the post immediately, following allegations he mishandled sexual assault claims at the agency that is tasked with helping end the HIV epidemic.

Pakistani Police Holding Doctor for Allegedly Spreading HIV

Pakistani Police Holding Doctor for Allegedly Spreading HIV

May 7
Pakistani police say a court will allow a doctor with HIV and AIDS to remain in police custody for two more days to determine whether he knowingly spread HIV to over 150 people, mostly children, by using contaminated syringes.

AIDSWatch: An Advocate's Story

AIDSWatch: An Advocate's Story

May 4
A syringe exchange program facilitator and harm reduction specialist shares her story about advocating in Washington, DC.

UK Opens Inquiry into Tainted-Blood Scandal that Killed 2,400

UK Opens Inquiry into Tainted-Blood Scandal that Killed 2,400

Apr 30
A long-awaited inquiry opened Tuesday in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

Arizona House Votes to Repeal HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

Arizona House Votes to Repeal HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

By Bob Christie | Apr 11
Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday took a major step toward repealing a 1991 law that bars HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle," a move prompted by the filing of a lawsuit by LGBT groups.

Autopsy: Migrant Detainee Died from AIDS Complications

Autopsy: Migrant Detainee Died from AIDS Complications

By Russell Contreras | Apr 10
A Honduran transgender migrant, whose 2018 death while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sparked protests and calls for an investigation, died of a rare disorder that developed quickly due to AIDS, according to an autopsy.

LGBTQ Groups Sue Arizona Over HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

LGBTQ Groups Sue Arizona Over HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

Apr 2
LGBT groups sued Arizona last week, asking a federal judge to strike down a state law prohibiting HIV and AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."

US begins Organ Transplants from Living Donors Who have HIV

US begins Organ Transplants from Living Donors Who have HIV

By Lauran Neergaard | Mar 28
Surgeons in Baltimore performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ.

Nurx: Making PrEP Easy, Affordable and Judgement-Free

Nurx: Making PrEP Easy, Affordable and Judgement-Free

Mar 27
Not long ago, being able to take a pill to prevent HIV seemed like a far-off dream. Now that dream is a reality, so why aren't more people taking this life-saving medication?

Watch: Victims of Man Who Deliberately Infected Others with HIV Speak Out in New Doc

Watch: Victims of Man Who Deliberately Infected Others with HIV Speak Out in New Doc

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 18
The victims of a British man who deliberately infected them with HIV are featured in a new BBC documentary, where they share their stories.

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