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TIME Cover Stories on AIDS Through The Years

How Americans Die, By the Numbers

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Louisiana Taking Away Medicaid Lifeline for Disabled, Other Vulnerable Residents
Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans. They were struggling not only with homelessness, but also with Donna’s mounting health problems, which included hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, encephalitis, pancreatitis and chronic anemia. Donna was a “frequent flyer” at the emergency room, often five to 10 times a month, but her health was getting steadily worse.
Social workers using federal and state resources helped Donna find housing and got her on a state program called “disability Medicaid,” which covers health care costs for people who meet federal disability criteria but are not yet on the federal program. This important initiative, common in many states, is a bridge to health services for people applying for federal benefits, which can take years.
Although the program was a lifesaver for Donna, Gov. Bobby Jindal terminated “disability Medicaid” in Louisiana as of Jan. 1, leaving 9,200 people across the state with no coverage.
Read more.
Photo: An outreach team from Unity Of Greater New Orleans counsels a homeless man on housing options, January 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

humanrightswatch:

Louisiana Taking Away Medicaid Lifeline for Disabled, Other Vulnerable Residents

Two years ago, Donna Risso and her friend Michael were living under a bridge in New Orleans. They were struggling not only with homelessness, but also with Donna’s mounting health problems, which included hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, encephalitis, pancreatitis and chronic anemia. Donna was a “frequent flyer” at the emergency room, often five to 10 times a month, but her health was getting steadily worse.

Social workers using federal and state resources helped Donna find housing and got her on a state program called “disability Medicaid,” which covers health care costs for people who meet federal disability criteria but are not yet on the federal program. This important initiative, common in many states, is a bridge to health services for people applying for federal benefits, which can take years.

Although the program was a lifesaver for Donna, Gov. Bobby Jindal terminated “disability Medicaid” in Louisiana as of Jan. 1, leaving 9,200 people across the state with no coverage.

Read more.

Photo: An outreach team from Unity Of Greater New Orleans counsels a homeless man on housing options, January 2011. © 2011 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

In Praise of ‘Difficult’ Women: The Ladies of ACT UP NYOn April 1, the women of ACT UP New York came together at the NYPL to talk about their role in fighting back against the epidemic. Watch a video of the panel, and while you’re there, check out curator Terri Wilder’s op-ed on role of women in the HIV/AIDS movement.

In Praise of ‘Difficult’ Women: The Ladies of ACT UP NY

On April 1, the women of ACT UP New York came together at the NYPL to talk about their role in fighting back against the epidemic. Watch a video of the panel, and while you’re there, check out curator Terri Wilder’s op-ed on role of women in the HIV/AIDS movement.

There’s No Shame in Remembering


Kids who lost parents to AIDS in their formative years were often taught that truth-telling is dangerous business. But now, Alysia Abbott and Whitney Joiner’s new online community project urges those now adult children to shake off the secrecy of losing their parents to AIDS.

Treatment: HIV Still Found in Semen of Some Fully Suppressed MenDespite an undetectable viral load, HIV may be intermittently present in men’s semen, with fluctuations occurring in the course of only an hour. Was the PARTNER study wrong? Is transmission still possible?

Treatment: HIV Still Found in Semen of Some Fully Suppressed Men

Despite an undetectable viral load, HIV may be intermittently present in men’s semen, with fluctuations occurring in the course of only an hour. Was the PARTNER study wrong? Is transmission still possible?

Help Honor Ryan White’s Legacy: Takes One Minute

Sign this petition to ensure the government doesn’t slash the CARE Act. Why? Watch Shawn Decker’s video to see how important the law really is.

Social Media Heroes: The Stigma Project

CEO Chris Richey is working hard to tailor HIV outreach and education for the next at-risk generation. ASO’s: take note.

Apr 7
Navigating Medical Marijuana in the MainstreamSteph Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access sets the record straight for pot patients in her latest POZ Opinion piece:
"The facts about medical cannabis are frequently counterintuitive. On the medical side, cannabis stimulates appetite, but those who use it are on average thinner and have less of a chance of getting diabetes… because it helps regulate insulin. The smoke contains tars similar to tobacco, but there is no link to lung cancer among even the heaviest users… because it has a protective effect.  States with medical cannabis laws  have seen teen  marijuana use drop since the laws were enacted and have fewer fatal traffic accidents. Just last week, a study by UT showed the rate of assault and property crimes doesn’t increase when states pass medical cannabis laws; it drops."

Navigating Medical Marijuana in the Mainstream

Steph Sherer, the executive director of Americans for Safe Access sets the record straight for pot patients in her latest POZ Opinion piece:

"The facts about medical cannabis are frequently counterintuitive. On the medical side, cannabis stimulates appetite, but those who use it are on average thinner and have less of a chance of getting diabetes… because it helps regulate insulin. The smoke contains tars similar to tobacco, but there is no link to lung cancer among even the heaviest users… because it has a protective effect.  States with medical cannabis laws  have seen teen  marijuana use drop since the laws were enacted and have fewer fatal traffic accidents. Just last week, a study by UT showed the rate of assault and property crimes doesn’t increase when states pass medical cannabis laws; it drops."
Apr 4
POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not EnoughLast year, former professional basketball player and college coach Tamika Williams traveled the world to talk with women and girls about HIV awareness. This year, she simply had to do it again.

"The face of the disease looks like us. I’ve met woman after woman, and girl after girl who had only been with their first partner—the person they lost their virginity to—and contracted HIV. It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable you are, or where you are. You have to able to have confidence enough to protect yourself."

POZ Exclusive: Once Is Not Enough

Last year, former professional basketball player and college coach Tamika Williams traveled the world to talk with women and girls about HIV awareness. This year, she simply had to do it again.

"The face of the disease looks like us. I’ve met woman after woman, and girl after girl who had only been with their first partner—the person they lost their virginity to—and contracted HIV. It doesn’t matter how uncomfortable you are, or where you are. You have to able to have confidence enough to protect yourself."