Since the start of this year, many people with HIV have seen the out-of-pocket costs of their medications skyrocket. And advocates argue it’s not just price-gouging, but a blatant attempt by insurance companies to discriminate against patients who need expensive treatments.
New findings are encouraging in the fight against chronic fatigue syndrome. But the government still provides funding so minimal, one researcher is turning to crowdfunding.
An estimated 1 million Americans are debilitated by the condition, which isn’t well understood by the medical community. Advocates and patients argue this is in part due to a continued stigma caused by its unserious-sounding name.
Konstantin was kidnapped and threatened with death. Mikhail was beaten by a friend when he came out. Oksana fears she may be forced to flee Russia. These are their stories.