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Matthew Weait on the Greek brothel arrests

HIV criminalization has compounded, and added a new and frightening dimension to, the longstanding idea that female sex workers are a source of pollution threatening the cleanliness of men.

Published
03 May 2012
From
The Times That Belong To Us
Greek government creates extensive powers to detain migrants and refugees

The government of Greece is planning a programme of programme of mass incarceration of tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers residing within its borders.

Published
03 May 2012
From
Migrants Rights Network
Greece arrests 17 HIV-positive women in brothels

Greek authorities announced the arrest Wednesday of 17 HIV-positive women who allegedly worked illegally as prostitutes, accusing them of intentionally causing serious bodily harm. The names and photographs of 12 of the women were published on the Greek Police's website, angering human rights advocates who said it was unclear whether the women were aware they had HIV.

Published
03 May 2012
From
The Associated Press
NHS Hit With Its First Data Breach Fine

An NHS body in Wales gets hit with a £70,000 fine after sensitive data is sent to the wrong patient.

Published
01 May 2012
From
Tech Week Europe
Massachusetts Allows Verbal Consent for HIV Tests

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law “An Act to Increase Routine Screening of HIV.”

Published
30 April 2012
From
Poz magazine news
India: Strict law covering HIV-infected people against discrimination soon

A person whose spoken or written word(s) that may lead to hostility or hatred against an HIV patient could go to jail for two years. An AIDS patient cannot be denied employment or sacked except with a written assessment of an independent healthcare provider that the person poses a risk of transmission of virus to others at the workplace.

Published
10 April 2012
From
Times of India
Amnesty raps Greece over migrant health roundups

In draft legislation submitted to parliament, the government requested backing from lawmakers to hold immigrants in detention for compulsory health checks and treatment for HIV/AIDS and other contagious ailments. 

Published
03 April 2012
From
CBS News
Using Incentives To Encourage Adherence To Health Interventions

The suggestion to pay for individuals to engage in pro-health behaviors and the question if this idea is an effective, sustainable, as well as cost-efficient tool to promote individual and public health is a controversial issue...

Published
30 March 2012
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HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
US Supreme Court Rules Against Pilot Penalized for Hiding His H.I.V. Status

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a private pilot whose H.I.V.-positive status was improperly shared between government agencies cannot collect damages for the emotional distress he suffered when he was punished for hiding his medical condition from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Published
29 March 2012
From
New York Times
China: Zhejiang scraps mandatory HIV testing for addicts

East China's Zhejiang province has scrapped its mandatory HIV testing for drug addicts, a move seen as great progress in protecting privacy.

Published
27 March 2012
From
Xinhua

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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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