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Scarity Haunts HIV/AIDS Patients in Ukraine

Fears are growing among HIV/AIDS sufferers in the Ukraine amid claims from some patients that they have been denied life-saving medicines by authorities as a crackdown is launched on drug substitution therapy.

Published
22 March 2011
From
Inter Press Service
South Africa: Police failing rape victims

"The police service routinely fails to follow correct procedures such as informing victims that they have the right to post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission, and also to demand that the suspect be tested for HIV," TLAC spokesperson Lisa Vetten said in a statement.

Published
22 March 2011
From
News 24
British Medical Association expresses concerns over patient confidentiality

Flaws in the government's Health and Social Care Bill could threaten the confidentiality of patient records, doctors' leaders have warned.

Published
24 February 2011
From
BBC
Utah bill would require alleged rapists to be HIV tested

Victims of sexual assaults could demand their accused attackers get tested for HIV, under a bill approved unanimously Tuesday by a House committee.

Published
22 February 2011
From
Salt Lake Tribune
Australia: HIV, Privacy and E-health

A comprehensive e-health system promises great benefits for people living with HIV, whilst raising significant potential issues, the most fundamental being privacy protections.

Published
10 February 2011
From
AFAO briefing paper
UK: NHS 'misleads patients' over sharing medical records with drug firms

A new NHS computer system that will share the medical history of millions of patients with drug companies without proper consent is under attack from privacy experts, who say it is misleading, risky and potentially illegal.

Published
04 February 2011
From
The Telegraph
South Africa: Fury over HIV tests for pupils

Serious concerns are being raised over the government's proposal to introduce "voluntary" HIV-Aids testing in schools around the country.

Published
01 February 2011
From
Sowetan
Ukraine will not demand information about AIDS from foreigners

Ukraine has abolished the obligation for foreigners to provide a certificate of absence of HIV/AIDS in obtaining a Ukrainian visa. It has also updated confidentiality rules.

Published
20 January 2011
From
ForUm
NAT Launches Guide To Confidentiality In Healthcare For People Living With HIV

NAT has launched a new guide for people living with HIV explaining the basic principles of confidentiality in healthcare. The guide goes through common concerns that people living with HIV might have about their HIV status, explains how their personal information will be handled, and gives practical advice about what to do if they have any concerns.

Published
15 December 2010
From
NAT
The beginning of change: the 2010 CHIVA summer camp

Following on from our issue looking at young people, in October, guest writer Bakita Kasadha talks to the organisers and participants in the UK’s summer camp for teenagers

Published
02 December 2010
From
HIV treatment update

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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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