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Ugandan nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, sits in court in the capital Kampala, Uganda

In Uganda, Nurse Accused of Spreading HIV

AIDS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
A nurse who tried to give an injection to a distraught child was accused of attempting to infect it with HIV when she accidentally pricked herself, then tried to administer the injection.

Douglas Brooks is the new director of NAP

Douglas Brooks Appointed Director of Office of National AIDS Policy

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
The White House has announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP).

Rep. Quigley takes questions from University of Chicago law students on the MSM blood ban

U.S. Rep Mike Quigley Discusses MSM Blood Ban with OutLaw

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 8
On March 31, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) spoke to OutLaw, an organization for LGBT students at the University of Chicago Law School, highlighting the need to reevaluate the FDA’s blood donation criteria.

Author, AIDS activist, and entrepreneur Sean Strub, left talked with Let s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) co-founder Tez Anderson when he was in San Francisco earlier this year to discuss his memoir, ’Body Counts.’

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

AIDS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 6
Three decades ago, Tez Anderson learned he was HIV-positive and watched countless friends, lovers, and associates be felled by AIDS. The traumas exacted a psychological toll as he aged.

Meth use causes greater T-cell proliferation in people with HIV

In HIVers, Meth Use Causes Faster Progression to AIDS

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 3
A San Diego study shows that MSM who use methamphetamine had greater T-cell activation and proliferation than nonusers, even though they had an undetectable viral load.

PEPFAR Cuts Threaten Goal of AIDS-Free Generation

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 28
With the release of President Barack Obama’s 2015 Global AIDS Funding budget, leading global health experts have voiced their concerns about the effects of the President’s proposed cuts.

Carl Sciortino

Openly Gay Mass. Lawmaker to Head AIDS Action Committee

AIDS | Mar 25
tate Rep. Carl Sciortino is planning to step down to become the new executive director of The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

Uganda Official: U.S. Cuts Up To $6 Million In Aid

AIDS | Mar 21
Uganda’s health minister says the government has lost up to $6 million in annual U.S. government support over the East African country’s new anti-gay law.

AIDS Institute members tabling at a health event

Obama’s HIV Budget Shows Commitment to Domestic Programs

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 18
President Barack Obama released his domestic budget for HIV prevention and treatment this month, and AIDS service organizations are mostly pleased with the distribution of funds to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Researcher Jens Lundgren

Confab Reveals Prevention Gains

AIDS | By Liz Highleyman | Mar 15
Antiretroviral treatment as prevention, HIV cure research, and new treatments for hepatitis C were among the highlights discussed last week in Boston at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Dr. Gary Blick says a functional cure may be a reality

Researchers Closer to a Functional Cure for HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
This year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014) revealed clinical trial results that a "functional cure" for HIV is one step closer to becoming reality.