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"HIV-positive people have a high level of interest in participating in HIV cure research, the risks notwithstanding, aidsmap reports. Researchers conducted an online survey of 982 people living with HIV, two-thirds of whom were residents of the United Kingdom. They presented their findings at the British HIV Association conference in Brighton, England.

Ninety-five percent of the respondents said they would participate in a cure study. Over 90 percent said that it was very desirable or extremely desirable that the development of a cure would mean ridding the body of the virus."
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"After a man was allegedly refused a breast reduction at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Manhattan because he is HIV positive, federal prosecutors sued the doctor, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The lawsuit alleges that the surgeon, Emmanuel Asare, MD, discriminated against the man on the basis of his HIV status without even conducting a medical assessment of his condition. Asare told the patient that his practice, Advanced Cosmetic, doesn’t provide services to those with HIV and then asked the patient to leave."
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"Assurant Health, a national company specializing in health insurance coverage for individuals and small businesses, has reversed its decision to no longer cover the med Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent contracting HIV.

Mary Hinderliter, vice president of communications for Assurant Health, emailed POZ the following statement: "We are reversing our decision and will be reaching out to policyholders who received the letter."

Several Assurant customers who had been taking Truvada (comprising the antiretrovirals tenofovir and emtricitabine) as PrEP were recently notified that the insurer would end coverage of the med in July."
Customers were recently notified that the insurer would end coverage of the med in July.
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"Quite honestly, my status drastically changed the way I was living. I was a product of the ’70s and ’80s, when the sexual revolution was in full swing. I thought I was free to do whatever with no consequences. Now I have to have the discretion I should have had all along. Choosing a partner is now a longer and more involved process, which is a plus with me. I like getting to know my partner more than the old one-night-stand thing."
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"I followed an internet wormhole to an article that suggested a functional cure could be up to 30 years away. At or least that was the thought of some know-it-all scientist who painstakingly analyzed all of the recent data on emerging treatment options... but what does that poindexter know?

If the good fates allow, that would put me at 69 years old. I'd like to be able-bodied enough to pull off a 69'er with Gwenn when I'm functionally cured, because I'm looking to put the "FUN" in "functionally cured". Plus, my goal is to bookend my life with some HIV-free years. And I'd like that to happen before my golden years."
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They've said that same shit 30 years ago. I'm not holding my breath.
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"People with HIV or hepatitis C virus (HCV), or who are coinfected with both viruses, report high levels of joint pain, aidsmap reports. Publishing their findings in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, researchers conducted a cross-sectional study in which they interviewed 202 participants about joint pain, including 93 people with hep C, 30 people with HIV, and 79 HCV/HIV coinfected people.

The groups had similar age and gender makeups. A total of 173 of the participants were male."
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"Do you have ideas on how our nation can better deal with the HIV epidemic? Now’s your chance to share them. The White House Office of National AIDS Policy is updating the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) and is seeking feedback until Friday, May 22."
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"The HIV criminalization trial of former college wrestler Michael Johnson begins today, May 11, the St. Louis American reports. Johnson was arrested in October 2013 and is being held in the St. Charles County Jail in Missouri.

Johnson, who was a wrestler at Lindenwood University when he was arrested, is charged with attempting to “recklessly infect another with HIV” and attempting to “recklessly risk infection of another with HIV.”

Specifically, the St. Louis American reports that “Johnson was charged with two Class A felonies and four Class B felonies, based on statements by six witnesses, two of whom have tested positive for HIV. At least three of the six complaining witnesses are white and two are African-American. So far Johnson has refused to accept any plea bargain. Bail was set at $100,000 cash.” In Missouri, Class A felonies can result in 10 to 30 years or life in prison."
Former college wrestler Michael Johnson was charged with attempting to recklessly infect another with HIV. His trial begins today, May 11, in Missouri.
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"After a judge sentenced Thomas Guerra to six months in jail for knowingly spreading HIV, she called the outcome a travesty and said she wished he could be sentenced to more time, NBC San Diego reports. A future hearing could decide whether Guerra must pay for the “victim’s” medical costs.

Guerra had been charged for violating a California state health code dictating that people with an infectious disease who willingly expose themselves to others are guilty of a misdemeanor. Judge Katherine Lewis called this an oversight in the law, adding that the charge should become a felony."
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"After one month on Stribild, some thoughts and links.

Adherence. This is almost ridiculously easy with just one pill a day, taken with lunch. Like a vitamin. So far I'm at 100%--very early days, I know. Read a study recently, though, which questions the (financial) wisdom of co-formulations. "The development of single tablet regimens may meet a demand from people living with HIV and clinicians for treatments that are more convenient and easier to take, but can the high price tags be justified by better patient outcomes?""
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"Yes, there was a time when I was very religious. Growing up in the rural Midwest at a time before the Internet, I felt like the Southern Baptist church was an extended family. I have many wonderful memories of that church community. But then two things happened: I went away to college and I came out as gay. For a general history class on ancient world cultures, I read about the great flood myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and just like that--literally, in the time it took me to read two pages in my textbook--I realized the Bible was myth too."
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"On a brilliant and warm New York City spring day in late April—one that followed an exceptionally brutal winter—New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo stood before a cheering crowd and became the first leader of a U.S. state to throw his weight behind a plan to end a statewide AIDS epidemic. The stage for the announcement was poignantly symbolic: Cuomo gave his rousing address before the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan’s West Village. This is where a seminal group of activists living in the epicenter of the burgeoning AIDS crisis founded ACT UP, back in 1987, and met regularly to chart their way out of the long winter of the pre-antiretroviral (ARV) era."
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