Posts by Todd A. Heywood
An appellate court has ruled that Florida’s HIV disclosure law can only be used to charge heterosexuals.
Bradlee Dean, the controversial heavy metal rocker from Minnesota, filed suit Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court alleging he was defamed by reporting from The Minnesota Independent — a sister site of The Florida Independent — and MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow and her show.
Rampant poverty, stigma and a state budget process that ignores the problem are all contributing to an HIV crisis in Mississippi where access to life-saving medical care and basic prevention services are delayed or non-existent. Those factors combined to force Human Rights Watch to issue a scathing report earlier this month highlighting the crisis as one of fundamental human rights violations.
Betsie Gallardo, the HIV-positive woman convicted of spitting at a Florida police officer who was at the center of a controversy recently over her treatment by a Florida prison, has passed away.
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head Saturday afternoon at a congressional meet-and-greet in her Tucson district.
A dying HIV-positive inmate in Florida has officially moved from a secure wing in a Miami hospital to a hospice facility. Betsie Gallardo was provided a conditional medical release in a special meeting of the Florida Parole Commission Wednesday.
Betsie Gallardo, the HIV-positive woman serving five years in a Florida prison, has been transferred from the prison infirmary to a Miami hospital, reports her mother Jessica Bussert. The transfer was made so Gallardo could begin receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition I.V. treatment.