Monday, December 31, 2012

20 Most talked about HIV/AIDS news stories in 2012

HIV and AIDS made the news A LOT in 2012.  These are the top 20 stories of the year. The news below was met with hope, optimism, speculation, and controversy. I am looking forward to the news to come out in 2013! Be sure to follow Rise Up To HIV on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news in 2013!  In no particular order, click on the story to read more:

2) The FDA approves OraQuick, an in home Oral Swab 20 minute HIV test kit

3) The International AIDS conference is held in Washington, D.C. The travel ban on people living with HIV and AIDS entering the United States was lifted allowing this conference to be held in the US for the first time since 1990.

8) Spencer Cox, AIDS Activist, Dies at 44 

9) The documentary Deep South is released "deepsouth' is a documentary about the new American South, and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, poverty and now soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive".

10) Seven HIV/AIDS activists are arrested following a naked protest in speaker Boehner's office protesting possible cut's to HIV/AIDS funding 

11) Stribild a once daily HIV medication is approved


20) HIV Criminalization takes center stage thanks to the Sero Project  "Sero is particularly focused on ending inappropriate criminal prosecutions of people with HIV for non-disclosure of their HIV status, potential or perceived HIV exposure or HIV transmission".

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