An alleged admission by a 51-year-old Comstock Park, Mich., man that he attempted to infect hundreds of people with HIV through unprotected sexual activity and needle-sharing has sparked a media feeding frenzy, which HIV activists and legal experts have roundly censured as “sensationalist.”
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Under newly proposed legislation, the federal government would no longer fund projects that only teach sex education in the context of “abstinence only until marriage.”
An HIV-positive 30-year-old resident of Minnesota has been convicted by a jury of attempted first degree assault for allegedly failing to use a condom during sex.
Democratic California Rep. Barbara Lee on Friday introduced legislation aimed at addressing the on-going criminalization of persons living with HIV infection and Reps. Hansen Clarke and John Conyers of Detroit have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.
Here’s how Lee’s office described the bill when announcing it More…
Amid constant congressional squabbling over spending and the deficit in Congress, 59 Democrats and Republicans have united in pledging to spend more money for research and prevention efforts to combat the spread of AIDS domestically and worldwide.
Cordlin Comer, a Grand Rapids area man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to failing to disclose his HIV positive status to a female sexual partner, faces less than a year in jail.
On Wednesday he was in Kent County Circuit Court for sentencing, reports the Grand More…
The National Alliance of State Territorial AIDS Directors has added its voice to the growing movement opposing HIV-specific criminal laws, or enhanced sentencing for people because of their HIV status.
“HIV criminalization has often resulted in egregious human rights violations, including harsh sentencing for behaviors that pose little More…