Michigan teenagers continue to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, at an alarming rate, Michigan health officials say.
An HIV-positive Macomb County man is facing charges created under Michigan’s 2004 terrorism laws for biting another man in a neighborhood scuffle. That, HIV advocates, state lawmakers and legal experts say is “cowardly” and “nonsense” and increases ignorance and stigma surrounding the virus.
Following up on a June surprise, Michigan House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes on Wednesday announced she had introduced legislation to roll back a 2004 constitutional amendment which bans same-sex marriage in the state.
A Michigan Department of Corrections official confirms that the department is seeking changes to a controversial policy barring HIV-positive prisoners from working in food service jobs.
Congressman Bart Stupak says that while he is leading the charge to eliminate abortion care from both private and public insurance policies, he will support health care reform legislation even if he loses.
Legislation pending in Michigan sparks worries about health insurers denying coverage to those infected and tested without their knowledge.
A police report from Meridian Township, Michigan detailing an evening of troubling incidents among a group of Haslett Public Schools teachers “drunk shaming” may be but one example of a much broader problem.
Lt. Dan Choi at the National Equality March: "The era and the time for asking is over. I am not asking anymore I am telling... will you tell with me? In the face of injustice and in the face of the discrimination, patience is not a plan."
"I ain't going to no rally for AIDS," he loudly opined. His friend empahticaly concurred.
Thousands of Americans are in the nation's capitol today to demand full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The National Equality March which is the brain child of San Francisco organizer Cleve Jones and media mogul David Mixner, will feature a march through the nation's capitol, past the White House and conclude at the lawn of the Capitol building.
Hundreds of people--young and old, men and women, gay, lesbian, transgender and straight--all effected and affected by HIV and AIDS rallied on the Washington Mall Saturday night to call for an end to the epidemic.
Shortly before 2 p.m. the Michigan Senate approved the budget for the Michigan Department of Community Health. The vote was 20-17.
The son of James Pouillon, the man shot and killed last week in Owosso, Michigan while protesting outside of a school, says he doesn't think his father was really pro-life. Pouillon's daughter disagrees.
President Obama released a one sentence statement on Sunday on the shootings in Owosso, Michigan. One of the two men killed was a longtime anti-choice advocate.
The Flint Journal is reporting that well known Owosso-based anti-abortion activist James Pouillion, 63, has been shot to death in front of Owosso High School. The shooting happened at approximately 7:30 a.m.
Michigan lawmakers introduce a series of bills to address crises of sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.
Michigan Democrats were surprised when State Rep. Pam Byrnes announced she would offer legislation aimed at reversing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
A special committee of the Kalamazoo City Commission is expected to move a controversial anti-discrimination ordinance back to the full commission for final reconsideration.
Facing a significant increase in reported cases of syphilis infections, the Michigan's Ingham County Health Department says it’s the midst of an outbreak of the sexually transmitted bacterial infection.
Michigan's law criminalizing HIV transmission can be used vindictively against populations already stigmatized, say legal experts.
The Michigan Department of Corrections has prevented HIV-infected prisoners from working in food service positions since at least 1999. But the Michigan Department of Civil Rights argues that the policy violates non-discrimination statutes.
A broad coalition of organizations are condemning a move by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to eliminate coverage for gender reassignment surgery.
The Gay Men’s Health Crisis is criticizing the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill because it holds funding flat for HIV prevention efforts through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Safe-schools activists are hailing the recent ruling in a bullying lawsuit, saying it sends a clear message to school districts in Michigan.
House Republicans recently announced their idea of what is wasteful in the stimulus bill. On the list? A proposal for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get $400 million for STI screening and prevention.
The Michigan Department of Community Health recently announced $1.4 million for abstinence-only programs, even though numerous studies have shown the abstinence-only model does not work.
Alan, a Ugandan orphan of the HIV/AIDS epidemic ravaging Africa, is attending school at the Nyaka AIDS Orphan School in Michigan.
We have a problem in the gay men’s community. Our silence about the epidemic slowly eating us away is killing us. As much as this might sound like it is some ancient diatribe written in the ’80s, it remains the reality today.
In Genessee County, Michigan, an outbreak of the sexually transmitted bacterial infection syphilis continues to claim more patients.
An ad campaign promoting Durex condoms to students at the Michigan State University misses a chance to educate, say some health care providers.
By appointing policy leaders like Melody Barnes, President-Elect Obama appears to have pulled together an economic team that understands the connections between health and the economy.
Doctors in Berlin, Germany, are reporting that a 42-year-old American living in that city may have eliminated HIV from his body after a bone marrow transplant.
John McCain changed his stance on several key issues of concern to HIV prevention and sexual health advocates in a recent interview with the Washington Blade.
While both presidential candidates say they want to combat HIV/AIDS, a comparison of the voting records and public statements shows John McCain has very few specifics to address the crisis.