Despite significant progress and set-backs in the treatment of the HIV/AIDS, reporting on these stories have been sparse at best by Cable Evening News.
Dakota Basinger is a 21-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with HIV. Last week, in the middle of his team’s playoff basket ball game, he was removed from the game by a referee who told him he would no longer be able to play for the league because he was HIV positive.
On February 27th the Iowa State Senate unanimously voted to dramatically soften Iowa’s HIV transmission law.
The state of Louisiana has only three insurance companies offering healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and all three are denying insurance to people who are HIV positive.
Designer and Project Runway alum Jack Mackenroth, in conjunction with World Health Clinicians and photographer Thomas Evans, is launching a multimedia campaign titled "HIV Equal" to reduce the stigma around HIV/AIDS and encourage testing.