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Women With HIV Demand Bold Initiatives for High-Quality Services for Black Women and Transgender Women of Color

April 18, 2015

The next National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) must include factors vital to the survival and well-being of women living with HIV, according to Positive Women's Network - USA (PWN-USA), a national membership organization representing women living with HIV.

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A Letter to Him
By Brian Ledford
April 16, 2015

There are many instances where Mental Health Providers will ask a patient to write a letter to someone who has passed on or someone who has wronged them. In many of these instances the letters never actually get sent to the person they were intended for, but it is used as a way of therapy to help someone over come something or be able to move on.

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5-Year Anniversary
By Brian Ledford
April 16, 2015

I never thought that if you had told me on February 23, 2010 that I would still be sitting here today, five years later, that I actually would be. So much has changed with in my life in these past five years and not all of it has been the best. I have had my share of ups and plenty of downs. Today is an example ...

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The Struggle Within
By Brian Ledford
April 16, 2015

Recently I have had a stupid idea stuck in my head that I was going to stop my medication. I was just tired of it and tired of being on all these pills that the VA likes to prescribe to all Vets. I had even made up my mind that I was just going to stop all of them, not just my HIV medication. Yeah, I know this sounds crazy, and the more I thought about it the crazier it sounded even to me.

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From Up to Down and Back Again: More Tales From Texas
By Brooke Davidoff
April 15, 2015

When you think life has found a plateau and you can begin to find some normalcy, it has to shit on you, just to remind you, there is NO normal.

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Medicare Announces Coverage for Annual HIV Test
By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H.
April 15, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it has expanded coverage to include one, annual voluntary screening for HIV infection for all adolescent and adult Medicare beneficiaries between the ages of 15 and 65, without regard to perceived risk. Coverage for pregnant Medicare beneficiaries will remain unchanged.

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Did AIDS Healthcare Foundation Just Retaliate Against Whistleblower?
By Mark S. King
April 13, 2015

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation scandal has taken a downright creepy turn.

Only one day after a stunning whistleblower lawsuit against AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was made public, the embattled organization withdrew funding from an upcoming HIV advocacy event because one of the plaintiffs is involved in its planning, according to records obtained by My Fabulous Disease.

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The Angry Fallout From the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Scandal
By Mark S. King
April 9, 2015

Michael Weinstein, the polarizing and famously litigious head of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) just got a taste of his own medicine when a stunning Whistleblower lawsuit against AHF filed last year was unsealed and made public.

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The Other Indiana
By Matt Ebert
April 6, 2015

Someone dropped an oil lantern on Indiana -- kerosene runs from corner to corner -- trailed by a blue flame -- and you just sat down to lunch. That's how bad it is when the world should've moved quicker to avert disaster, but didn't. A duster moved southbound across the feed-corn pasture like a gray ratsnake. It just mauled a church. This is what Christians in Indiana must think of me -- their business owners and their flock -- they turned their backs and crawled into storm shelters to avoid me. What's going on with Indiana? Drug abuse, LGBTQ discrimination, HIV outbreak -- to name but a few things on the slate -- Indiana is now ground zero on a list of places people might choose to avoid.

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HIV: Put Out the Red Light
By Rev. Andrena Ingram
March 25, 2015

Somewhere in the world, life is contingent upon performing a service to provide for the family, somewhere there are places where rules are bent, persons are bent over and forced to their knees, for a roof over their heads and their daily bread.

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