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A Free Man: David Plunkett Finally Released and Speaks to Housing Works

After serving five years in a New York State prison for biting a police officer and wrongfully being convicted for "aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument" because he has HIV, David Plunkett was finally released and walked out a free man on J...

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The Forgotten Population: Heterosexual Men of Color and HIV

"Not having prevention and outreach strategies that target straight men creates a two-fold, cycle feeding, problem," explains Lucile Scott of Housing Works. "Not only does it cause straight men to have the illusion that they are not at risk ... it al...

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Elton John and Phill Wilson Call for Public HIV Status Disclosures Worldwide

In the opening hours of AIDS 2012, singer and AIDS activist Elton John joined Phill Wilson, head of the Black AIDS Institute, to call for people with HIV worldwide to disclose their status publicly, in an effort to communally fight stigma and misperc...

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Same Gray Area: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Fails to Come Clean About City's HIV/AIDS Rates Again

This morning as D.C. Mayor Gray took the stage to speak at the official opening of the Global Village at the International AIDS Conference, at least a dozen Housing Works activists marched down the aisles chanting "Housing is health care, end the wai...

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Opening Ceremony at International AIDS Conference Lukewarm in Its Scope

This evening, thousands of International AIDS Conference attendees and delegates packed the Washington Convention Center main hall to hear the opening session of conference. Attendees were dazzled with speakers from all across the world, including UN...

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People Over Profits: WCEA Pillar One -- Demand an End to Pharmaceutical Greed

The We Can End AIDS mobilization is almost upon us. Happening on July 24th in Washington, DC the WCEA march is a purposefully marked contrast to the formal sessions and panels of the International AIDS Conference, which is returning to the United Sta...

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Why I'm Marching to End AIDS: Melanie Haskin Reese, Baltimore

Melanie Haskin Reese, 60, tells Housing Works why she's headed to D.C. for the We Can End AIDS march on July 24th and why she's working overtime to sign up Baltimorians to get on the bus with her.

Why is it important to you to travel to D.C. for the...

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Why I'm Marching to End AIDS: J. Raheem Harris, Dallas

Next week's International AIDS Conference will feature a massive march in Washington, D.C., by activists and supporters. J. Raheem Harris of Dallas, Texas, is one of them; in this interview with Housing Works, he explains why he's making the cross-co...

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App Alert! These Handy Tools Can Turn a Neat Trick

"Schlepping to the library to understand the results of your test? That's so old school," writes Aparna Narayanan for Housing Works. "These apps put the latest advances in medicine at your fingertips, and answer just about any question you might have...

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Blood, Sweat and Tears: An HIV Primer

Should a person who bites a cop and who has AIDS -- or who spits at a cop and who claims to have HIV -- face extra penalties because of his or her status?

Two recent court decisions may relate to this issue.

On Friday, the New York Court of Appeals...