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HIV+? Don't worry, some UAE clinics will not tell the authorities

Many clinics suspected of not informing health authority about positive cases.

Published
06 February 2012
From
Emirates 24/7
Austria: Man accused of criminal HIV transmission fights "unconstitutional" forced blood test

A man in Austria is taking a case to the Constitutional Court that challenges the forcible testing of blood for HIV (as well as for use in phylogenetic analysis) that was legalised on 1 January 2012 through an amendment of the Criminal Procedure Code by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2011.

Published
18 January 2012
From
Criminal HIV Transmission
Local Michigan county wants to force meds on HIV criminal suspect

Sangeeta Ghosh, assistant corporate counsel for Kent County, Mich., says should the 51-year-old man charged in two cases of failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to sexual partners make bail, the county is prepared to ask a court to force him to take antiretroviral medications.

Published
11 January 2012
From
American Independent
Atlanta man used HIV patients' data to defraud Medicaid

An Atlanta man who volunteered to help HIV patients and then used that access to obtain their personal information and defraud Georgia's Medicaid program is headed to prison, state prosecutors said Wednesday.

Published
05 January 2012
From
Atlanta Journal Constitution
South Africa: Democratic Alliance's new HIV clanger

A senior DA politician has become the latest member of his party to become embroiled in a battle with medical experts and NGOs after questioning why people in SA should not be tested for HIV/ Aids without their consent. 

Published
15 December 2011
From
Independent Online
South Africa: Democratic Alliance's new HIV clanger

A SENIOR DA politician has become the latest member of his party to become embroiled in a battle with medical experts and NGOs after questioning why people in SA should not be tested for HIV/Aids without their consent.

Published
14 December 2011
From
Independent Online
Why Housing Works Opposes NYC’s New HIV Guidelines

Instead of participating in a decision to start ARVs, many patients will simply do what their doctors tell them to do. But then we’ve come to expect top-down command-and-control outrages from the health department when it comes to HIV.

Published
09 December 2011
From
Housing Works
New York: City Responds on HIV Surveillance

The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is defending its proposals to more widely share information that it currently collects on people with HIV with doctors and other health departments.

Published
08 December 2011
From
Gay City News
PM eyes NHS-industry partnership

David Cameron is to detail plans to "open up" the NHS to private health firms, which could include sharing anonymous patient data.

Published
05 December 2011
From
BBC Health
HIV test campaign fails to warn people about privacy

A new public campaign encouraging all adults to get an HIV test doesn’t do enough to warn people about confidentiality concerns related to electronic health records, says the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

Published
02 December 2011
From
Vancouver Sun

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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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