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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 White House said Sunday in a report on the anticipated state-by-state impacts of the so-called sequester.

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.

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.

Obama pledges major funding increase for HIV/AIDS treatment

President Obama announced last week that $50 million in additional funds will be going toward treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

AIDS-free generation is U.S. priority, says Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday announced new U.S. initiatives to fight the spread of AIDS. She made the announcement in a speech at the National Institutes of Health.

Studies show HIV medications used as preventive measure can fight infections

HIV researchers on Wednesday announced that two new studies on the use of anti-retroviral medications as a preventative measure in those not infected with the virus that causes AIDS have proven effective in heterosexuals.

Simultaneous HIV and AIDS diagnosis occurs frequently in the United States

Americans infected with HIV are often finding out that not only are they infected with the virus, but it has done significant enough damage to their immune system that they fit the clinical diagnosis of AIDS.

In new guide, CDC says gay, bisexual men should be tested...

On the 30th anniversary of the first American publication to note a strange new disease in previously healthy gay men, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has issued a new guidance on how often gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men should be tested for HIV.

New study: Marijuana could slow HIV

A study documented today in the June issue of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses concludes that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana may slow the spread of simian immunodeficiency (SIV) in monkeys. SIV is essentially the simian version of HIV.

Department of Justice warns states about discrimination against HIV-positive individuals

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a letter to the attorneys general of all 50 states requesting assistance in quashing discrimination against HIV-positive people in certain training programs.