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National system of electronic patient records given go-ahead

The Summary Care Record is to go ahead, but its content will be limited to core information and an opt-out form will be included in patient information packs.

Published
13 October 2010
From
E-Health Insider
Singapore national servicemen to undergo mandatory HIV screening

According to officials, the testing will safeguard the health and well-being of officers, and members of the public they come into contact with. However, the new policy has raised some eyebrows over confidentiality, with regard to how information gained on an officer’s HIV status will be handled.

Published
23 September 2010
From
Yahoo! News
Hospitals face legal dilemma if they test incapacitated patients after needle accidents

Survey reveals that two thirds of anaesthetists have tested unconscious patients for blood-borne viruses, without consent.

Published
31 August 2010
From
Science Daily
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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