Must-Reads: Men and HIV
Two recent articles are definite must-reads.
On March 17, Reuters posted an article on Jerome Mitchell of South Carolina, who contracted HIV in 2002, when he was a college freshman. He was smart enough to get his own insurance. But the insurance company, upon knowing his HIV status, revoked his policy. Mitchell sued, and won. He was awarded $10 million by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
Read the entire Reuters article here.
On March 26, the Washington Post dropped a whopper of a story: A study of 500 gay men in Washington, D.C. -- which has a sizable gay population -- founde that 14 percent were HIV positive. What was even more troubling was that 40 percent of those interviewed were unaware of their status before study, and more than a third did not know the HIV status of their last sexual partner.
Read the entire WaPo article here.
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