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Aetna changes Florida prescription drug policy amid HIV drug complaint

| Friday, March 27, 2015
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Aetna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications at lower costs.

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Twenty years ago today…

| Saturday, March 21, 2015
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It is astounding how our body holds and stores memories, filing them away, only to open their drawer unexpectedly to remind us of their presence. I had planned on sleeping in late this morning, but on my first deep inhale to restore sleep, though, I immediately woke fully: today marks Shane's last full day of life, exactly twenty years ago.

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San Diego man pleads no contest to willfully spreading HIV

| Monday, March 9, 2015
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Thomas Miguel Guerra was accused last year of intentionally infecting at least two dozen men in and around the San Diego area.

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Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after sex between two men.

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New York court: Not disclosing HIV before sex is a misdemeanor, not a felony

| Friday, February 20, 2015
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An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York's highest court has ruled.

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Florida Supreme Court asked to define sexual intercourse in HIV case

| Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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The Florida Supreme Court will consider the definition of sexual intercourse in a case involving a gay man charged with not letting a partner know he was HIV-positive.

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Fighting the spread of HIV by posing on the dance floor

| Saturday, January 17, 2015
A performer competes during a vogue ball in Baltimore, where the city's health department hosts the annual event as part of an HIV outreach and education effort.
Beneath the neon lights of a banquet hall on an industrial stretch of the city, models strutted across an elevated stage in homemade evening gowns and tuxedos adorned with sequins, lace and something atypical for the runway: Trojan condom wrappers.

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Consumer group sues Aetna, says policy discriminates against HIV patients

| Friday, December 26, 2014
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The lawsuit alleges a new policy violates the privacy of people with HIV and AIDS by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy.

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FDA favors ending lifetime ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

| Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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The FDA says it favors ending the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with men in the previous 12 months.

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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

| Monday, December 15, 2014
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Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based on individual risk factors.

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