New Russian Law Would Require Mandatory Fingerprinting For People With HIV
April 16 2014 3:25 PM ET

New Russian Law Would Require Mandatory Fingerprinting For People With HIV

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Citizens and visitors alike would be fingerprinted and anyone refusing could be deported and banned from visiting for 15 years. That's the least scary thing about this dangerous law.

Why Are People With HIV Treated Like Suicide Bombers?
April 12 2014 6:19 PM ET April 12 2014 6:19 PM ET

Why Are People With HIV Treated Like Suicide Bombers?

Mark S. King

More than 30 states criminalize people with HIV for not disclosing their status to sexual partners. Even where there are no HIV-specific laws, charges range from assault to attempted murder to bioterrorism. The vast majority of prosecutions do not involve the transmission of HIV.  

What is HIV Superinfection and How Do I Prevent It?
April 10 2014 11:27 AM ET April 10 2014 11:27 AM ET

What is HIV Superinfection and How Do I Prevent It?

Robert M Grant and J Jeff McConnell

Doctors say that even if both partners have HIV, you still need to use condoms during sex to prevent superinfection. Some experts disagree. Robert M. Grant, MD, and J. Jeff McConnell, MA, from the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, help demystify the situation for us.

Uganda Police Raid HIV Program Looking for Gay and Bi Men to Arrest
April 09 2014 4:38 PM ET

Uganda Police Raid HIV Program Looking for Gay and Bi Men to Arrest

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Giving out safer-sex educational materials to prevent HIV can send you to prison in Uganda now.

Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime
March 26 2014 3:00 AM ET

Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don’t Tell Your Partner Is a Crime

Sergio Hernandez ProPublica

Laws that criminalize HIV in this country are so askew, one man got a 25-year prison sentence after having sex using a condom, another when his viral load was undetectible; both had close to zero chance of passing HIV, but that's not really what these outdated laws punish. They punish people who are HIV-positive for having sex without disclosing, even if they have no chance of infecting another person.

What Do You Do When You Find Out You Have HIV?
March 12 2014 3:47 PM ET

What Do You Do When You Find Out You Have HIV?

Michael Cavanaugh

What you do — and when you find out — can make all the difference.

Making a Difference on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
March 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Making a Difference on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Debra Fraser-Howze

“Women with and at risk for HIV face several challenges to getting the services and information they need, including socio-economic and structural barriers, such as poverty, cultural inequities, and sexual violence, and women may place the needs of their families above their own.” — The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet, Women and HIV/AIDS in the United States

BREAKING UPDATE: Gene Therapy Could Eventually Make HIV Meds Obsolete
March 07 2014 5:44 PM ET

BREAKING UPDATE: Gene Therapy Could Eventually Make HIV Meds Obsolete

Kevin Okeeffe

Breaking down research that could lead to a radical new way to treat HIV.

Thirty Years and Still Going Strong: GMHC's New Vision
March 06 2014 12:14 PM ET March 18 2014 12:06 PM ET

Thirty Years and Still Going Strong: GMHC's New Vision

Kevin Okeeffe

Just in time for the movie about its formation to hit screens, Mark Ruffalo's The Normal Heart, supporters of the organization say it's more relevant than ever thanks in large part to some whopping grants and expanded programs reaching people of color.

BREAKING: Scientists May Have Discovered Way to Treat HIV Without Medications
March 05 2014 6:00 PM ET

BREAKING: Scientists May Have Discovered Way to Treat HIV Without Medications

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The new technique uses genetic modification of cells — not drugs — to treat HIV.

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