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Iain Duncan Smith plots welfare revolution despite Treasury resistance

Work and pensions secretary given until end of year to prove his radical tax and benefits plan is workable and will save money.

Published
31 July 2010
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The Guardian
The Work Capability Assessment: A call for evidence

The UK Department of Work & Pensions has commissioned an independent review of the Work Capability Assessment, the main assessment for people claiming Employment & Support Allowance.

Published
29 July 2010
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Disability Alliance
Disabled people 'face savage onslaught' from benefit cuts

Disabled people face "one of the most savage onslaughts" on their livelihoods in many years due to coalition welfare reforms, a leading disability campaigner has warned on his retirement.

Published
28 July 2010
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Community Care
Benefits health test to face urgent review

Figures show only 6% of those tested were deemed to be totally incapable of working. The figures suggest that either tens of thousands of Employment & Support Allowance claimants are not as ill as they claimed, or that something is wrong with the way the tests are being applied.

Published
28 July 2010
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The Guardian
Does HIV trump privacy?

Should police release information about a person who is alleged to be spreading HIV through unprotected sex, but has not been convicted of a crime?

Published
28 July 2010
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National Post
Abandoning moralistic war on drugs becomes centrepiece of AIDS meeting

Scientific statement argues the criminalization of drug use is fuelling HIV/AIDS epidemic

Published
21 July 2010
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
US: Obama administration calls for end to HIV-specific criminal laws

Many HIV experts and advocates are applauding the nation’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, issued on July 13 by the White House, because it calls for an end to state laws that criminalize the transmission of HIV.

Published
20 July 2010
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Criminal HIV Transmission
People with HIV face more problems from living longer

New treatments keep people with HIV alive longer but they age faster, Terrence Higgins Trust and Age UK study shows.

Published
18 July 2010
From
The Observer
New UK government plans for social care

Speaking in Parliament yesterday the Secretary of State for Health (Mr Andrew Lansley) announced that he has laid before Parliament the Government's response to the Health Select Committee's report on social care.

Published
15 July 2010
From
Disability Alliance
New Guidance for Police Investigating Criminal Transmission of HIV

New guidance has been produced to help police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland when investigating allegations of criminal transmission of HIV.

Published
15 July 2010
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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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