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HIV Diagnosis Personal Bio African-American Identity and HIV HIV, Health Care and Treatment Disclosure, Relationships and Sex Adventures and Wishes

HIV Diagnosis

You were diagnosed in 1993. How did you find out you we...

By Erika Nelson

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS and Uniformed Services

Uniformed services, including defence and civil defence forces, are a highly vulnerable group to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) mainly due to their work environment, mobility, age and other facilitating factors that expose them to higher risk...


Money Matters: Forgotten Benefits for Forgotten Men and Women

The following is an updated version of an article that appeared in Body Positive in October 1997.

Fans of movie musicals may recall Joan Blondell belting out "Remember My Forgotten Man" against a moving tableau of World War I doughboys in Busby Berk...

By Thomas P. McCormack for Body Positive

VA Benefits: Forgotten Resources for Forgotten People

The VA's Disability Rule

"...(for purposes of a pension and 100% compensation)...HIV-related Illness...(is)...AIDS with recurrent opportunistic infection or with secondary diseases afflicting multiple body systems; HIV-related illness with debility ...

By Thomas P. McCormack for Body Positive

AIDS Action Applauds Passage of H.R. 3019 With Ryan White Care Act Funding Increases, Repeal of Military HIV Ban, Resurrection of AETCs

Washington, D.C. -- AIDS advocates are expressing relief and elation today with the passage of the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1996 (H.R. 3019). Relief because H.R. 3019 at long last funds scores of AIDS programs whose fiscal year 1996 (FY96) fundi...

By AIDS Action Council

VICTORY !!! FY '96 Appropriations to be Completed Tonight; Dornan Military HIV Discharge Provision Repealed

With five months left in FY '96, Congress will complete and the president will sign into law, the FY '96 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 3019) tonight. This bill will put into law a number of major victories that in some cases, we have been battlin...

By AIDS Action Council

Codification of DoD HIV Ban Marks A Sad Day in AIDS History. AIDS Action Heartened Clinton Administration Taking Bold Steps To Right A Grievous Wrong

AIDS Action Network Alert

AIDS Action Council asked President Clinton to veto the 1996 Department of Defense Authorization bill and with it the accompanying provision mandating the discharge of 1,049 otherwise healthy active duty service members who...

By Statement of Mark Barnes, Executive Director, AIDS Action Council for AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action Council Denounces As Shameful Military HIV Ban Proposed By Republican Majority, To Be Signed Today By Clinton

AIDS Action Network Alert

The AIDS community applauded President Clinton's veto in December of the FY 1996 Department of Defense Authorization bill (S. 1124), because of a provision championed by Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Calif.), and Senators Dan Coats (R...

By Statement of Mark Barnes, Executive Director, AIDS Action Council for AIDS Action Council