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Reaching out to prevent HIV in high-risk youth

  By Judith Valente and Giovanna Breu, Special for USA TODAY A young man named Adam, 28, comes to the Health Village, where free HIV/STI testing, doctor chats, health screenings and safe sex gift bags are available, during the Paragon III: Everlasting Fame World Aids Day Ball at the University of Chicago.(Photo: Brett T. Roseman for USA TODAY)   Story Highlights HIV infection is increasing sharply ...

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Teacher of the Year Candidate Infected With HIV Indicted for Sex With Children

By Ruth Manuel-Logan Philip Burns (pictured), a former elementary school teacher of the year who was arrested last November, was recently indicted for child molestation, according to prosecutors. A five-count indictment filed Wednesday charged the HIV-positive Burns with child molestation, aggravated child molestation, reckless conduct, child enticement and criminal solicitation, according to WALB News 10. ...

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HIV-Positi​ve Inmates In Alabama Allege They Are Being Violated

        Alabama prisoners who say they are unfairly penalized for being HIV-positive are taking their accusations of discrimination to federal court today. Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union will begin arguments today in a court in Birmingham on behalf of approximately 250 HIV-positive Alabama inmates whose rights, they say, are being violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ...

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Ask the Doctor: HIV and HIV risk after Age 50

As the members of this group approach their senior years, they must grapple with a unique set of challenges. First, this group suffers two stigmas: that of HIV and that of aging. ...

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Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department over Complaints of HIV Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a leadership role in fighting discrimination against people who are living with HIV or AIDS. It addresses this responsibility through outreach ...

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Gary Dourdan: Actor, musician, activist

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute's Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and treatment. ...

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Ask the doctor: HIV and HIV risk after Age 50

Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H.—an associate medical director at St. Luke’s Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y.—will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions. ...

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