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Trump Administration Refuses to Defend ACA in Court, Potentially Jeopardizing Health Care for Millions Img

Trump Administration Refuses to Defend ACA in Court, Potentially Jeopardizing Health Care for Millions

The Trump administration said that it would not defend the Affordable Care Act in court in the case of a lawsuit filed by 20 Republican-led states, claiming that the health care law is unconstitutional.

Aetna Agrees to Pay Over $17 Million to Settle HIV Privacy Breach Class Action Img

Aetna Agrees to Pay Over $17 Million to Settle HIV Privacy Breach Class Action

The settlement was announced in a federal class action lawsuit against Aetna, Inc., the third largest health insurance company in the United States, after a faulty mailing breached the HIV privacy of thousands of Aetna's customers.

Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Insurance to Gay Man Using PrEP as HIV Prevention Img

Lawsuit Challenges Denial of Insurance to Gay Man Using PrEP as HIV Prevention

"Insurance companies should be begging everyone to take Truvada -- not discouraging them," the PrEP user said in a statement. "As someone who lived through the worst of the epidemic and saw dozens of my friends die, I want to do everything I can to s...

As Obama Directive on LGBT Discrimination Nears, Top HIV/AIDS Employment Advocate Expresses Cautious Hope Img

As Obama Directive on LGBT Discrimination Nears, Top HIV/AIDS Employment Advocate Expresses Cautious Hope

The head of the National Working Positive Coalition hails the White House's announcement, but says more is needed to level the economic field for LGBT people who are living with HIV -- as well as those who are at risk.

Anthem Blue Cross Settles Mandatory Mail Order Lawsuit on HIV Medications: A Blog Entry by Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P. Img

Anthem Blue Cross Settles Mandatory Mail Order Lawsuit on HIV Medications: A Blog Entry by Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

On May 23, a settlement was reached in San Diego Superior Court in the lawsuit brought against Anthem Blue Cross when Anthem instituted mandatory mail order on HIV specialty drugs.

Download the settlement here.

The mandatory mail order would have s...

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Newly Diagnosed or Long-Term Survivor -- What Everyone Should Know About HIV and Their Rights

Confidentiality Rights -- the AIDS Confidentiality Act

First, your HIV status should not be disclosed by you to anyone except those people who absolutely need to know (doctors, health care providers, etc.), close friends, most-trusted confidants, an...

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Florida Storefront Clinics Under Investigation for Using HIV-Positive Homeless People to Allegedly Defraud Medicare

The FBI, the Florida Department of Health and local police are investigating some storefront clinics in Broward County, Fla., that allegedly are paying HIV-positive homeless people $100 to $300 to undergo expensive and unnecessary treatment so that t...

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When Leaving May Be the Right Thing to Do

Illustration by Michael Storc

If you are HIV-positive and employed, you may be entitled to unpaid leave to look after your health.

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) both allow certain employees to t...

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A Snapshot of an Epidemic in Flux: A Survey of Effective Legal Strategies for Survival in Changing Times

Contents:

We Are Now Standing on Shifting Sands

The Protease Shock Waves: An Early Report

What Is "Disability" Today?

Things to Consider If You Are Thinking About Going "Back to Work"

The Runnebaum Decision: A Dark Cloud on the Horizon

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