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Do We Already Have the Tools to End AIDS?

Do We Already Have the Tools to End AIDS?

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Leading AIDS group are pressing an ambitious plan on the city and state they say will end the AIDS epidemic in New York by 2020. “This isn’t pie in the sky,” said Daniel Tietz, executive director of ACRIA, an AIDS services group, at a March 12 meeting at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual […]

City Council Bill Seeks Annual Health Department Report on Hepatitis B and C

City Council Bill Seeks Annual Health Department Report on Hepatitis B and C

BY SAM SPOKONY | Asserting it will help prevent new infections and ensure support and care for those living with the disease, three City Council members introduced legislation on February 26 that would require the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to issue an annual report to the Council and the mayor on its […]

Cuomo Budget Doesn’t Solve AIDS Rent Cap Challenge

Cuomo Budget Doesn’t Solve AIDS Rent Cap Challenge

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Despite a concerted drive in recent weeks by advocates and elected officials, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1 does not include appropriation of funds to ensure that New Yorkers living with AIDS and receiving government rental assistance will have the effective rent they pay capped at […]

LeFrak Faces HIV-Positive Renter’s Discrimination Claim

LeFrak Faces HIV-Positive Renter’s Discrimination Claim

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A federal court judge has ruled that a client of the city’s HIV/ AIDS Services Administration (HASA) has alleged facts, that if proven in a trial, would make the LeFrak Organization, a major New York City realtor, liable for discrimination against people with HIV who are dependent on government support in […]

New Times, New Tactics to Fight AIDS

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I’ve got no new tactics to fighting HIV/ AIDS, but I know we have to look for them. Some of the things we’d assumed are just plain wrong. Like successful treatment programs would lead to a lessening of stigma. Well, I’ve heard from a friend in Burundi that the reverse is true. […]

World AIDS Day 2013

World AIDS Day 2013

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 : WE REMEMBER An event by Our Youth – NYC in recognition of World AIDS Day remembers those that have passed and aims to encourage gay youth to continue the fight against HIV/ AIDS. St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church,  81 Christopher St., btwn. Seventh Ave. & Bleecker St. […]

Emails to CDC Show City’s Halting Meningitis Response

Emails to CDC Show City’s Halting Meningitis Response

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Confronted with an outbreak of meningitis among gay and bisexual men in September 2012, New York City’s health department appears to have struggled to respond to the disease in the early months of the outbreak. “We have two recent cases of [meningitis] in MSM who likely had contact with each other about […]

Listening to the Stories of AIDS Survival

Listening to the Stories of AIDS Survival

BY SAM SPOKONY | In the midst of a career built on cutting-edge research about the LGBT population, not to mention a personal life on the front lines of the HIV epidemic, Dr. Perry N. Halkitis isn’t ready to write his autobiography just yet. “Maybe when I’m 60,” he said with a laugh, in his office […]

Conviction of Man Who Transmitted HIV to Partner Nixed

Conviction of Man Who Transmitted HIV to Partner Nixed

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously ruled on August 21 that the state’s court of appeals correctly reversed the conviction of an HIV-positive gay man who had transmitted HIV to his partner, finding that neither part of the state’s law penalizing “attempted first-degree assault by communicable disease” applied to his case. According to […]

AIDS Rent Cap Key in Forum Hijacked by Weinergate

AIDS Rent Cap Key in Forum Hijacked by Weinergate

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A mayoral forum on AIDS issues was lent a circus-like atmosphere as revelations that Anthony Weiner, one of six candidates for the Democratic nomination for mayor, continued sending sexy text messages and nude selfies after that practice forced him to resign from Congress in 2011. “If you want someone who’s going […]

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