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US: HIV Privacy Breach - Aetna Agrees To $17M Payout

US healthcare insurer, Aetna, settled a lawsuit for $17 million, on Wednesday last over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: The fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope. 1,018 more words



When it come to that word HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, I have found that even though the medical field of both HIV and Aids have come such a long way since the 1970s and 1980s. 600 more words


The Immortalists: Chloe Benjamin

“And if there’s magic in the world, there’s magic beyond it.”

Chloe Benjamin’s novel, The Immortalists begins in 1969 with the four Gold children Varya, 13, Daniel, 11, Klara, 9, Simon, 7 who head out, pressured by Daniel to have their fortunes told by a travelling psychic. 632 more words


A Better Place

The Tennis Channel recently aired a tribute to Arthur Ashe, one of my heroes and a truly remarkable athlete and human being. It reminded me not only of the man himself and the trials and tribulations he faced with exceptional courage and dignity throughout his life and especially toward the end when he was diagnosed with AIDS. 694 more words

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Community Connection- Hope And Help AIDS Walk Orlando And Grand Reopening

By Susan Korgul

Since 1988, Hope & Help has become Central Florida’s largest and oldest HIV/AIDS testing, education, and care organization. They offer free HIV, Hepatitis C, and Syphilis rapid testing with results in as little as 15 minutes; safe sex education; case management, peer support, and support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS and emergency food assistance as well. 89 more words


Our first dabble in #MedChem through #CompChem

We’ve expanded the scope of our research interests from quantum mechanical calculations to docking and MedChem for over a year now; it has been a very interesting ride and a very rich avenue of research to explore. 711 more words

Computational Chemistry

Europe’s solution to the drug crisis is working. Why won’t America follow it?

In 1986, at a community HIV prevention meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, an injection drug user spontaneously brought a bundle of clean syringes to freely hand out. 1,293 more words