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  • Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?

    Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest.

    21 April 2016 | Reuters
  • Oral History: Bittersweet Memories Of A Cuban HIV Sanitarium

    Back in the 1990s, Cuba created a network of sanitariums, where people with HIV were confined indefinitely. It sounds barbaric, but as former patient Eduardo Martinez’s recollections reveal, it’s complicated. Life in the sanitariums was so much better than outside that some people purposely infected themselves with HIV.

    24 March 2016 | WBUR
  • People Are So Desperate For The Drug That Blocks HIV They're “Cheating” The NHS

    It’s called “clinic hopping” and involves lying to doctors to get the drug Truvada. Those involved spoke to BuzzFeed News about the lengths they’ll go to for PrEP – and why.

    04 February 2016 | BuzzFeed News
  • The Path to Charlie Sheen's HIV Disclosure

    To track the push and pull between Mr. Sheen and the media over several years — his condition flickering in and out of public view — is to see behind the veil of how celebrity secrets are kept hidden, and how they are ultimately disclosed.

    06 January 2016 | New York Times
  • HIV clinic fined £250 for data breach

    The Bloomsbury Patient Network provides information and support for people who are HIV-positive. But twice in 2014, staff emailed up to 200 members at a time without obscuring other patients' email addresses.

    21 December 2015 | BBC News
  • A Dating App For HIV-Positive People Leaked Sensitive Data

    More than 5,000 members of Hzone may have had their personal information compromised thanks to an unsecured database.

    15 December 2015 | BuzzFeed
  • Couples HIV testing during antenatal care: a good idea?

    Most antenatal clinics in Uganda request that pregnant women attend with their husbands, to try and persuade both to have HIV counselling and testing. Although it’s good to encourage men to be responsible partners, and pregnancy should not be viewed as a woman’s affair alone, Uganda’s policy provokes some important questions that need answering. Does the current healthcare approach allow women an opportunity to exercise their right in decision making on whether they should take a test or not? Is the woman’s consent sought about whether she is comfortable with being tested with her partner?

    14 December 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • Moral responsibilities to disclose your HIV status to partners aren’t so clear-cut

    Sexual ethics is an area prone to strongly felt moral intuitions. We saw this play out in the good, bad and sometimes ugly commentary following Charlie Sheen’s public disclosure of his HIV status. But just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn’t a serious and committed one?

    01 December 2015 | The Conversation
  • The Catch-22 of Disclosing Your HIV Status

    During his headline-grabbing TV interview yesterday, Charlie Sheen said he was blackmailed by some people after he disclosed his HIV status. In fact, many people living with HIV have experienced similar negative reactions when they disclose: blackmail, threats of criminal prosecution, unwanted disclosure of HIV status, and physical violence. Paul Kidd writes.

    19 November 2015 | Star Observer
  • NHS-approved health apps leaking private data

    NHS Choice's Health Apps Library of approved wellbeing software assures users that their data will be safe -- but a new study has found that several apps flout this promise and put private personal data at risk.

    28 September 2015 | Wired
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