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Kaiser Removes HIV Meds from 'Specialty' Tier; CA Bills Seek Drug Cost Curbs

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
Kaiser Permanente has stopped charging people more for HIV drugs and is offering refunds for the exorbitant copays some of its patients faced. The decision comes as two CA state lawmakers have introduced bills meant to address high drug prices.

Council Member Corey Johnson Unveils 'HASA for All' Legislation

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 27
On February 26, NYC Council Health Committee Chair Corey Johnson unveiled long-sought legislation that would expand HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) benefits to all low-income, HIV-positive New York City residents.

Aggressive Cuban HIV Strain Becomes AIDS in Three Years

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 27
A new study published in EBioMedicine reveals an aggressive new strain of HIV in Cuba, which can develop into AIDS within three years of infection.

'Black, White, and RED Hot' Benefits Legacy Counseling

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 25
On February 28, Ajijic Cares hosts their "Black, White, and RED Hot" gala event in San Juan Cosala in Jalisco, Mexico, to benefit Dallas HIV mental healthcare organization Legacy Counseling.

AIDS Action Reschedules Black HIV Awareness to Feb. 25

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
AIDS has rescheduled its National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event, originally scheduled for Monday, February 9, to Wednesday, February 25 from noon to 2 p.m.

LOUD: The State of Gay Sex, Love and HIV Takes Harlem

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 24
On February 26, DBQ Magazine and HIV Stops With Me presents "LOUD: The State of Gay Sex, Love and HIV" at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York.

amfAR Examines Controversial Pricing of Hep C Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 23
While the new drugs have made curing HCV easier and more effective, amfAR's new report finds that the aggressive pricing of the treatments will place an unjustifiable and unsustainable burden on healthcare systems in the U.S. and around the world.

President's Budget Funds Domestic HIV & Hepatitis Programs

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 19
AIDS Service Organizations are pleased by President Barack Obama's new budget, which continues funding for HIV and Hepatitis prevention and funds the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program at its current level.

GMHC Expands Board Members and Senior Staff

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 18
Earlier this month, GMHC announced the addition of five new Board members and three new additions to its senior management team.

Get HIV and Syphilis Results Via Your Smartphone in 15 Minutes

AIDS | By EDGE | Feb 11
Medical researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers -- HIV and syphilis -- from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

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