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Author : Todd A. Heywood

Sequester Could Lead to Large Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs

Sequester Could Lead to Large Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program is among the many federal programs that will take a hit if $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts go through March 1, and those cuts could potentially lead to an increase in HIV transmission, the...

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February 28, 2013 Center Well, Health, Politics
Presidential Panel Calls on States to Repeal HIV Criminalization

Presidential Panel Calls on States to Repeal HIV Criminalization

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) passed a resolution last week that calls for an end to federal and state HIV-specific criminal laws and prosecutions....

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February 13, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Time for HIV criminal statutes to face scientific scrutiny, says former presidential panelist

Time for HIV criminal statutes to face scientific scrutiny, says former presidential panelist

A member of the first federal commission to look at the HIV epidemic says it is “probably past time” for states to revisit their HIV-specific criminal laws.

“I think it would be time to go back,” said Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch,...

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December 10, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Video of Michigan traffic stop leads to concerns about HIV discrimination

Video of Michigan traffic stop leads to concerns about HIV discrimination

LANSING, Mich. -- A Dearborn, Mich., police officer was caught on tape telling a man and a woman that he was issuing them traffic and marijuana possession tickets because he was “aggravated” that the woman failed to disclose her HIV-positive...

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September 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice
Survey suggests HIV laws intimidating, counterproductive

Survey suggests HIV laws intimidating, counterproductive

WASHINGTON, DC — Nearly half of HIV-positive respondents to a recently released survey on HIV criminalization say they believe they will not receive a fair hearing in the criminal justice system if they ever face charges for failing to disclose...

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August 10, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Criminalization of HIV nondisclosure may discourage testing, study indicates

Criminalization of HIV nondisclosure may discourage testing, study indicates

LANSING — A team of researchers has published findings that they say indicate criminalization of HIV may discourage testing and hinder efforts to prevent the spread of the disease....

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July 23, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health
New US AIDS policy director draws mixed reviews for recent remarks

New US AIDS policy director draws mixed reviews for recent remarks

With a president who has declared the end of AIDS is in reach, Dr. Grant Colfax has a massive job in front of him. But his first interview with The American Independent has some activists challenging his take on controversial...

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March 27, 2012 Health
HUD Secretary Donovan discusses new rules to protect LGBT community from housing discrimination

HUD Secretary Donovan discusses new rules to protect LGBT community from housing discrimination

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan Friday told a White House conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender homelessness that a new federal housing rule is an “idea whose time has come....

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March 11, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice
FBI changes definition of rape after 85 years

FBI changes definition of rape after 85 years

The FBI’s decision last week to revise the definition of rape for its annual Uniform Crime Reporting Program is being praised by sexual assault advocates and the LGBT community....

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January 12, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health
VIDEO: Bryan Fischer says HIV does not cause AIDS

VIDEO: Bryan Fischer says HIV does not cause AIDS

Adding to an ongoing list of controversial statements, American Family Association President Bryan Fischer is now claiming that HIV is not the cause of AIDS or the AIDS epidemic....

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January 7, 2012 Uncategorized

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Highlights from those panels on how to save The Denver Post. Now what?

Last Tuesday— and again on Thursday— people packed into The Denver Press Club to engage with a town-hall-slash-panel discussion largely focused on what readers can or should do about […]

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