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London: HIV test for baby given strangers' breast milk in hospital mix-up

A premature baby had to be tested for HIV after blundering hospital staff twice gave her breast milk from strangers.

23 December 2010
London Evening Standard
Discarded needles training scheme launched

A pilot scheme to train residents in Nelson on how to deal with discarded needles and syringes is now under way.

13 December 2010
Lancashire Telegraph
Justice tough to find for Chinese who got HIV/AIDS through tainted blood

Tian Xi is among 1 million Chinese infected by transfusions at government-run hospitals. One million more were infected donating blood. The government has yet to apologize or investigate the coverup.

28 November 2010
Los Angeles Times
International guidelines launched to protect health workers against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis

These guidelines directly aim to ensure that health workers have access to universal and standard precautions, preventive therapy for tuberculosis, HIV post-.exposure prophylaxis, treatment, compensation schemes for occupational infection, and social security or occupational insurance at the workplace

20 November 2010
International Labour Organization
Sick kids contract HIV in Delhi hospital

Up to 12 thalassaemic kids have contracted HIV at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya hospital following blood transfusions.

16 November 2010
India Today
KENYA: Need to reduce HIV risk among health workers

The Kenyan government is working to reduce health workers' risk of HIV infection but experts say there is a need for greater focus on providing health workers with proper safety equipment and education.

08 November 2010
IRIN Plus News
HIV Transmitted by Blood Donor, CDC Reports

A rare case of HIV transmission through blood transfusion -- only the third on record this decade -- was reported by the CDC today.

21 October 2010
MedPage Today HIV/AIDS
Africa: Killer Blood Transfusions Targeted in Fight Against HIV

The World Health Organization estimates that 5-10 percent of all HIV infections in Africa occur as a result of unsafe blood transfusions.

19 July 2010
Whose fear is it anyway? People with HIV and dentists

People with HIV are still failing to access good dental care, even though it’s in their interest. Do they assume dentists will still have issues treating them?

01 June 2009
HIV treatment update
Donated blood sample involved in HIV transmission, even though donation tested for HIV RNA

A case of HIV transmission in the US involving a blood donation that had been screened for HIV RNA is reported in the March edition

26 April 2004
Michael Carter
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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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