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Top HIV Stories of 2014

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 1
This was a banner year for HIV, with many inspiring stories about advances in rights for people living with HIV in prisons, health care and even in remembering their legacies.

The Body Launches 'Red Reminds Me' Campaign for WAD 2014

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 15
TheBody.com invites everyone to submit photos and captions for 'Red Reminds Me,' a campaign to create awareness and reduce stigma around HIV/AIDS.

HIV Equal Event Held at University of New Haven on Sept. 25

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 23
On Thursday, September 25, the popular social media and photographic testing and anti-stigma initiative, "HIV Equal," which was founded by Norwalk-based World Health Clinicians (WHC), is headed to the University of New Haven.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Iowa is First State to Reform HIV Criminalization Statute

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 3
On May 30, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bi-partisan legislation that will modernize Iowa’s HIV criminal transmission statute.

Federal Action Needed on HIV Criminalization, Says New Report

PRIDE | By Winnie McCroy | May 9
A new report by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, co-authored by the Center for American Progress, urges federal action on HIV criminalization.

Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
After cracking down on its LGBT citizenry last year, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are now taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

Fla. Man Kicked Off Basketball Team Because He is HIV-Positive

HIV/AIDS | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 18
A Florida man was booted from his local recreational basketball team after a city employee found out he is HIV-positive.

Man With HIV Gets $500G for Wrongful Termination by Manhattan Hotel

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 17
Three years after his midtown Manhattan employer abruptly fired him, a jury awarded Antonio Muñoz more than $500,000 for being discriminated against due to his HIV status.

AIDS Activism Comes Alive in Sean Strub’s "Body Counts"

BOOKS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 23
Veteran AIDS activist and POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub releases his new memoir, "Body Counts," with a special reading at the New York Public Library.

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