Sangeeta Ghosh, assistant corporate counsel for Kent County, Mich., says should the 51-year-old man charged in two cases of failing to disclose his HIV-positive status More… to sexual partners make bail, the county is prepared to ask a court to force him to take antiretroviral medications.
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On World AIDS Day, President Barack Obama declared that America is on its way to defeating the global pandemic known as the AIDS virus. At an online conference Thursday, the President announced more funding ($50 million more) for HIV/AIDS treatment in the U.S. and a higher target goal for how many Americans will be on treatment by 2013 (6 million people). And while HIV patients and advocates welcome efforts to fight and treat the disease on a large scale, many agree that at the state and local levels, serious problems with treatment programs and the criminalization of HIV-positive individuals often go unaddressed. More …
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 More… 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 Friday in
In spite of a 2009 change to controversial Client Acknowledgement forms used to inform HIV-positive patients of their legal responsibilities in Kalamazoo County, HIV advocates remain seriously concerned about the documents and their use in the county.
The Client Acknowledgement forms came under fire More… in February when a Michigan Messenger
In response to guidance from the Michigan Department of Community Health, the Macomb County Health Department has changed the client acknowledgment forms they use — but some advocates say they haven’t gone far enough yet.
Dr. Kevin Lokar, medical director of the Macomb County Health Department, tells Michigan Messenger in More…
More…LANSING — HIV advocates and legal experts say the state’s local health departments and the Michigan Department of Community Health are using documents which exaggerate the risks of HIV transmission and misstate what Michigan law requires.