HIV & AIDS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards $4.4 Million in New Grants

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a leader in the global effort to end AIDS, announced Wednesday a new series of grants totaling $4.4 million to support organizations fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in critical and innovative ways. The Foundation is renewing 16 grants and funding nine new organizations to scale up programs that address societal(…)

Study: Most Gay Male Teens Not Getting Tested for HIV

Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, reports a new national Northwestern Medicine study conducted in partnership with the Center for Innovative Public Health Research. The greatest barriers to(…)

Former Wrestler Jailed for 30 Years for ‘Recklessly’ Transmitting HIV

  A former college wrestling champ has been jailed for 30 years for ‘recklessly’ transmitting HIV – after failing to disclose his status via gay hook-up apps. In May, Michael Johnson, a former Missouri wrestling star known as ‘Tiger Mandingo’, was found guilty by a court of a number of charges after seeking men for(…)