Topics :: HIV discrimination

HIV Equal Event Held at University of New Haven on Sept. 25

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
On Thursday, September 25, the popular social media and photographic testing and anti-stigma initiative, "HIV Equal," which was founded by Norwalk-based World Health Clinicians (WHC), is headed to the University of New Haven.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
On May 30, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bi-partisan legislation that will modernize Iowa’s HIV criminal transmission statute.

Federal Action Needed on HIV Criminalization, Says New Report

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 9, 2014
A new report by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, co-authored by the Center for American Progress, urges federal action on HIV criminalization.

Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
After cracking down on its LGBT citizenry last year, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are now taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 18, 2014
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

Man With HIV Gets $500G for Wrongful Termination by Manhattan Hotel

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 17, 2014
Three years after his midtown Manhattan employer abruptly fired him, a jury awarded Antonio Muñoz more than $500,000 for being discriminated against due to his HIV status.

AIDS Activism Comes Alive in Sean Strub’s "Body Counts"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Veteran AIDS activist and POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub releases his new memoir, "Body Counts," with a special reading at the New York Public Library.

Top Ten HIV Stories of 2013

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
EDGE looks at the top 10 HIV health stories of the year.

Native Americans & HIV: The Hidden Epidemic

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
There is a minority group in America that is displaying alarming rates of HIV infection, far higher than the white majority. What’s even worse, once they have received a diagnosis of AIDS, they have the shortest life span of any race or ethnicity.