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Access to Therapy Pool Denied to Veteran Due to HIV Status, Lawsuit Claims

A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq was denied access to an aquatic therapy pool because of her HIV status, according to a lawsuit filed on the veteran’s behalf by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania (ALP).

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HIV Treatment Soon After Infection Could Aid Cure Research

Starting meds quickly after HIV infection can preserve immune system functioning, reduce inflammation and more. And studying the effects of such treatment could also bring us closer to a functional cure of HIV.

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For HIV Success, Ask the Transgender Community About Its Needs, Advises Panel

Include trans people on advisory boards, identify and work with gatekeepers, conduct focus groups and use social media to find out what transgender people need. Then plan on meeting those needs, the panel concluded.

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5 Ways to Improve Services for People Aging With HIV

We know that people who are aging with HIV have distinct needs. So how can groups adapt and change to serve this growing population? A new report lays out priorities and offers resources.

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis 'in the Wild' Around the Globe

PrEP has only been approved for HIV prevention in a handful of countries so far. But that's not stopping people around the world from finding their own ways to get it.

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Louisiana Parish Jail Staffer: We Don't Test Prisoners for HIV Because 'We Cannot Afford to Treat'

The state has one of the highest rates of new HIV infections in the U.S and an above-average rate of imprisonment. But only five of 104 jails offer formal HIV testing.

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HIV Prevention Tools for Women and Transgender Men: Opportunities and Challenges

What came up when providers and advocates chatted about reproductive health, research on new prevention methods and the impact of stigma in getting PrEP and other options to women (including trans women) and trans men?

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Transgender Women Suffer Abuse and Neglect in U.S. Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch Reports

Despite policy changes aftera young Mexican transgender woman, Victoria Arellano, died in custody in 2007 after being refused HIV medications, conditions are still terrible for trans women in U.S. immigration jails.

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Saying Structural Violence Impedes HIV Care for Black Gay Men, Advocates Urge a Broader Approach

If it's structural violence -- the subtle social structures that harm vulnerable communities -- that keeps black gay men (BGM) from HIV care, it may take arts, culture and social justice movements to close the gap.

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Physical Effects of HIV-Associated Wasting Persist Long After Diagnosis

Researchers found that HIV-related wasting affected men's physical strength and quality of life long after their wasting diagnosis, though their mental quality of life was higher than that of HIV-negative men.