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HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

'Big Brother' Winner Reveals He is HIV Positive

AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
Dick Donato, the winner of "Big Brother 8," returned to play the reality show in 2011, but mysteriously left early on, never revealing why he departed...until now. The reality TV villain says he's been living with HIV for three years.

It's National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day; Are You Being Treated?

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 27
September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the CDC says that only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection.

Aging With HIV

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 27
As highlighted by last week's seventh annual National HIV and Aging Awareness Day, observed on September 18, the country's aging HIV population is a growing concern.

Jack Mackenroth Raises $47,455 at BRAKING AIDS Ride

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 26
HIV activist Jack Mackenroth started the summer vowing to raise $50,000 in the BRAKING AIDS Ride, a 285 mile bike ride from Boston to New York City benefitting Housing Works.

20th Annual Cycle for the Cause Raises Nearly $800,000

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
Cycle for the Cause: The Northeast AIDS Ride was held from September 19-21, with riders starting in Boston and pedaling roughly 275 miles to New York City. The event raised $782,849 for Center programs.

SF Bids to Host 2018 AIDS Confab

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 21
San Francisco is a finalist to host the 22nd International AIDS Conference, set to take place in 2018.

Ask the Doc: Sexual Roulette

AIDS | By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Sep 19
Is it safer to have sex with someone who doesn't know their HIV status, or with a pozzer that has an undetectable viral load? The Doc knows....

Triumeq to End Gilead's Monopoly on Single-Tablet HIV Meds

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
The recent approval of ViiV Healthcare's once-daily, single-tablet anti-HIV regimen, Triumeq, will mean that the market monopoly currently held by Gilead Sciences will soon come to an end.

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
The 7th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day will be observed Thursday September 18.