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HIV-Positive Man's Saliva Not a "Deadly Weapon," New York's Highest Court Rules Img

HIV-Positive Man's Saliva Not a "Deadly Weapon," New York's Highest Court Rules

The aggravated assault conviction of an HIV-positive man was overturned unanimously by the New York Court of Appeals on June 7, after the court found that the man's saliva could not legally be considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.

Safety Vs. Intrusion: Reactions to Law Requiring Condoms in Porn Img

Safety Vs. Intrusion: Reactions to Law Requiring Condoms in Porn

On Jan. 17, the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval to a measure requiring performers to wear condoms in adult films. Though the law has considerable support (including within the HIV community), not everybody backs it -- particularly the wo...

The New Black Market: Selling HIV Meds for Cash Img

The New Black Market: Selling HIV Meds for Cash

In Washington Heights, a Manhattan neighborhood, officials are seeing a growing number of HIV-positive individuals selling their meds. This growing trend of trading health for much-needed cash isn't new, but it illuminates how a crippling economy and...

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Condoms Required in Porn, Measure Approved by L.A. City Council

On Jan. 17, the Los Angeles City Council gave its final approval to a measure that requires condom use in adult movie filming and mandates that film companies pay a fee to cover enforcement and inspection costs.

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New Study Examines Alcoholism Among Women Living With HIV

A new U.S. study will investigate whether the prescription drug naltrexone can help women living with HIV reduce their alcohol consumption and improve their overall health. The study will be run by University of Florida researchers, who received a $2...

In the Pipeline: Treating HIV With a Patch Instead of Pills Img
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In the Pipeline: Treating HIV With a Patch Instead of Pills

Preliminary research suggests that HIV drugs could be delivered via a transdermal patch. While the method has yet to be tested in animals and humans, this is promising news, especially for those with adherence difficulties.

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Harvard Chronicles the Early Days of AIDS Activism With Help From the ACT UP Oral History Project

Since 2001, the ACT UP Oral History Project has aimed to preserve the legacy of ACT UP New York, a storied HIV/AIDS advocacy group. The Harvard College Library, in an effort to keep ACT UP's memory alive and diversify the school's holdings, recently ...

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HIV/AIDS Organization Spotlight: Bronx AIDS Services

This year, Bronx AIDS Services in New York celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Bronx is no stranger to the HIV/AIDS epidemic: At the end of 2009, 22,248 of New York City's 108,886 HIV-positive people were living in the Bronx. In this article, we int...

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Tony Kushner Reflects on Angels in America, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, Angels in America, the landmark play about being gay and living with HIV/AIDS in the pre-antiretroviral era, took the stage in San Francisco. The play's writer and director Tony Kushner recently sat down with NPR's Neal Conen to t...

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El Arte de Captar a Mujeres que Viven con el VIH/SIDA

A pesar de que hay más de 110.000 personas en Argentina que viven con el VIH/SIDA, (incluyendo 36.000 mujeres), mientras vivía en Argentina, la fotógrafa freelance Caitlin M. Kelly comenzó a darse cuenta de cuán poco se hablaba sobre la enfermedad. S...