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Sotomayor Says Supreme Court Should Have Heard HIV Appeal

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said her colleagues were wrong to turn down the appeal of a Louisiana inmate who said prison officials punished him for refusing to take his HIV medication by forcing him to do hard labor in 100-degree heat.

19 October 2010
Poz magazine news
African Law Students Argue Against Criminalization of HIV Transmission

More than 120 young law students from 60 universities representing 24 African countries gathered here last week to compete in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

18 October 2010
From HIV/AIDS feed
UK government refuses to increase payments to victims of contaminated blood scandal

Public health minister says increasing payments in line with the recommendation of independent report into the scandal is unaffordable.

15 October 2010
The Guardian
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.

13 October 2010
E-Health Insider
Australia: HIV man accused of infecting eight people

A man accused of infecting partners with HIV has gone on trial in the South Australian Supreme Court. Stuart James McDonald, 42, is charged with endangering the lives of eight men.

05 October 2010
From HIV/AIDS feed
Arbitrary arrests of gay men in China violate human rights, undermine effective HIV prevention and treatment

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) stands with the China HIV/AIDS CBO Network in strongly condemning the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of more than 80 gay men at a popular Beijing park on Sunday night.

30 September 2010
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
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.

23 September 2010
Yahoo! News
Revise US social security HIV disability requirements says Institute of Medicine

A new report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on September 13 says the criteria used by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to gauge HIV-related disability is outdated.

22 September 2010
More rent relief for AIDS patients Is vetoed

Gov. David A. Paterson has vetoed a bill that would have offered more rent relief to roughly 11,000 New Yorkers with H.I.V. or AIDS.

20 September 2010
New York Times
HIV patients to get new services for long-term health

An innovative voluntary sector partnership is developing new HIV services to transform the way people manage the condition long-term.

16 September 2010
Pink Paper

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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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