The Man Who Deliberately Infected Five Gay Men With HIV Has Been Jailed For Life
Daryll Rowe became the first person in England to be convicted of intentionally spreading the virus after infecting five men and attempting to infect five more. One of his victims told BuzzFeed News: "He's got what he deserved."
Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data
A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies. (Update: Late on Monday Grindr said it would stop sharing this information.)
“Tiger Mandingo” Pleads No Contest To Knowingly Transmitting HIV
Michael Johnson, better known by his social media name Tiger Mandingo, took a plea deal that could set him free within 18 months. He had been sentenced to 30 years for “recklessly” infecting a sexual partner, but an appeals court ordered a new trial because prosecutors withheld evidence from Johnson’s attorneys.
Windowed Envelopes Accidentally Revealed That Patients Had HIV
About 12,000 Aetna members received letters about filling their HIV medications — information that was visible through at least some of the envelopes’ windows. “Young adults who have had their parents learn their HIV status this way, it’s been absolutely devastating to them,” the Legal Action Center told BuzzFeed News.
British Mothers With HIV Are Going Hungry To Pay For Formula Milk
Breastfeeding risks infecting the baby and, according to a new report, mothers living in poverty are sacrificing their health to avoid it. "I have to skip eating lunch to save for food in the evening," a mum of three told BuzzFeed News.
What We Can Learn From The Activism Of "When We Rise"
Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, and Ken Jones came to activism at a time when the the gay movement, the women’s movement, and the civil rights movement were often on very different tracks. The ABC miniseries shows how they found common ground — and why that’s needed in 2017.
HIV Conviction Of "Tiger Mandingo" Has Been Thrown Out
Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 years for "recklessly" infecting a sexual partner with HIV. Now, an appeals court has ordered a new trial because prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence from Johnson's attorneys "to gain a strategic advantage." Update: This post has been expanded to include more information from the court's ruling as well as context about Johnson's case and the nation's HIV laws.
This "First Dates" Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive
Exclusive: When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.
There's Never Been A Better Time For "Falsettos"
Falsettos’ radical depiction of gay relationships and chosen families was ahead of its time when it opened on Broadway in 1992. Nearly 25 years later, it’s being revived for a new generation that's living in a world that once seemed like a far-off fantasy.