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Officials: Pharmacists Used HIV Patients To Make Millions

| Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

By Gustavo Solis and Mathew Katz FORDHAM — Police arrested the owners of a Bronx pharmacy, along with its head pharmacist, for bilking million of...

The Perils of Being a Long-Term HIV/AIDS Survivor

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

In my circle, suicides among long-term HIV survivors seem higher than average these days. Depression and long-term HIV go hand in bloody hand. Drug addiction, especially to meth and alcohol, are entrenched.

In The Days Before 'Test And Treat'

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In my upcoming book, The AIDS Generation, I share the life stories of 15 remarkable gay men who bravely navigated the pioneering days of the AIDS epidemic, a time when many of us had very limited understandings of the disease and few viable options for fighting the virus.

AIDS Meds Are No Match For The HIV In My Mind

Andrew Miller | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Even when my weekends had begun with North Fork Riesling and hydroponic hash and ended with cheap beer and speedballs, I kept the sex barrier-inclusive. The irony that I was being "safe" while on enough drugs to kill me was lost on me; that's how ingrained my fear of HIV was.

Twenty Years And Counting

Tom Judson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Judson

I didn't expect to live long enough to write this when, 20 years ago today, my doctor called to tell me that my HIV test had come back positive. The news hit me like a bomb; hyperbole or not, back then it was still pretty much considered a death sentence.

WATCH: How Effective Is The New 'Miracle Drug' At Preventing HIV?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Truvada, a new drug which is said to "knock out the HIV virus before it can establish itself in the body" and is reportedly able to provide a roughly ...

$2M Slated For Puerto Ricans With HIV/AIDS

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico is slated to receive more than $2 million in federal funds to help those on a waiting list for HIV/AIDS medicatio...

Drug Ring Allegedly Scammed Hundreds Of Millions From Medicaid

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A nationwide prescription drug ring bought mountains of HIV medications and other drugs from down-and-out Medicaid recipients in New...

Shooting Itself In the Foot: The Broken Promises of the U.S. Trade Agenda

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

In the Chicago trade talks, the U.S. is trying to club up with countries in a deal that keeps the cost of medicines high.

Cash-Strapped States Cut Funding For HIV, AIDS Drugs

Washington Post | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

Cash-strapped states are scaling back efforts to provide life-saving medicines to HIV patients. The result: more than 8,300 people -- a record numb...

Nonprofit Calls On Johnson & Johnson To Do More For HIV/AIDS Patients

Posted 06.27.2011 | Impact

USAID reports that over 33.3 million people currently suffer from HIV/AIDS around the world. The condition is the leading cause of death in Sub-Sahara...

When Medical Patents Weaken Health Care

Tahir Amin and Priti Radhakrishnan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tahir Amin and Priti Radhakrishnan

As the health care debate limps forward, it's time to consider a related but entirely overlooked topic: the availability of medicines. One major step forward is to stop approving frivolous drug patent applications.