Topics :: HIV discrimination

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

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 17, 2014
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"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
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.

Top Ten HIV Stories of 2013

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Dec 31, 2013
EDGE looks at the top 10 HIV health stories of the year.

Native Americans & HIV: The Hidden Epidemic

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
There is a minority group in America that is displaying alarming rates of HIV infection, far higher than the white majority. What’s even worse, once they have received a diagnosis of AIDS, they have the shortest life span of any race or ethnicity.

Activists: Ruling on Gays Hurts HIV Fight in India

By AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool | Wednesday Dec 25, 2013
Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.

Black Churches & HIV: Change Comes Slowly

By Steve Weinstein | Monday Dec 23, 2013
Despite dramatic progress in moving from stigma and neglect to acceptance and education, many black churches still refuse to deal with a crisis in their midst.

Jack Mackenroth Launches "HIV Equal" Media Campaign

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 29, 2013
In an effort to end HIV stigma and encourage testing, "Project Runway" alum Jack Mackenroth has launched HIV Equal, a dynamic visual campaign.

China Plan to Ban HIV-Pos Bathers Criticized

Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
China’s Commerce Ministry has begun to backtrack on a proposal to ban HIV-infected people from the country’s public bathhouses after the plan was criticized by government health experts as unnecessary and discriminatory.

Memories of a Penitent Heart

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
When Cecilia Aldarondo set out to tell the story of her gay uncle, the first Puerto Rican heart transplant recipient, she did not realize the secrets that would be revealed.

Model Sues Over HIV Positive Advertisement

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
A Brooklyn woman is suing Getty Images for selling her photograph for use in an ad informing HIV positive people of their legal rights.