Uganda’s horrible anti-gay law will devastate HIV care

Kampala, Uganda – Amy Fallon writes in Global Health that the new anti-gay bill in Uganda, labeled as “among the worst in the world” by the United Nations would “devastate” the HIV response in the east African country, activists warn. The Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was passed by the nation’s Parliament on March 21st, prescribes life imprisonment for homosexual acts and the death penalty for “aggravated offences” such as those involving minors or people with disabilities. The bill also includes a duty to report same-sex acts and imposes up to six months in prison for the failure to do so. Activists […]

Progress Then and Now

As I sit on the dais at Johns Hopkins Turner Auditorium waiting for the press conference announcing the first U.S. HIV positive to HIV positive organ transplants to begin I reflect back to what brought me here. I am not anyone of prominence. I was born and raised in South Baltimore and worked as a teller for many years at the racetracks where I punched out the wagers for customers betting on the races.

YouTube Series Focuses on AIDS

Two out of every three new HIV infections in the U.S. today are among gay and bisexual men. Yet, according to a national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, few are talking about HIV with their health care providers. Greater Than AIDS is working to break that silence. Leading HIV doctors give frank, no-nonsense answers to commonly-asked questions from gay men about HIV prevention, testing and treatment in #AskTheHIVDoc, a new YouTube series from Greater Than AIDS.

HIV and HCV Prescription Drug Co-pay and Patient Assistance Programs

What you need to know to obtain financial assistance for your HIV and HCV medications. I have been working with the Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) since it was founded by Martin Delaney and Linda Grinberg in 1999. Murray Penner of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and I currently serve as co-chairs of the FPC.