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  • Option B+: In obstacle courses to lifelong antiretroviral treatment, hurdles are higher for pregnant women, study says

    Work conflicts, hidden HIV status, and bad treatment by staff are among the hurdles keeping women living with HIV from continuing antiretroviral treatment for life following childbirth, according to a article published last month ahead of print in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

    09 July 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

    Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern in the NHS

    27 June 2014 | GP Online
  • The changing tide in Uganda's HIV control

    Less than a decade ago, HIV-prevention work in Uganda was hailed as an example to other African nations. Proposed legislation might, however, erode the advances made, Talha Burki reports.

    23 June 2014 | The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free registration required)
  • NHS patient data audit uncovers 'significant lapses' in confidentiality

    The NHS body charged with safeguarding confidential health data has announced a rolling programme of spot checks on companies, charities, universities and government bodies that have received medical records after an investigation uncovered "significant lapses" in protecting patient confidentiality.

    18 June 2014 | The Guardian
  • Judge Gives HIV Dating Website a Break

    Online daters failed to show that misled them into believing their HIV and STD statuses would remain private, a federal judge ruled.

    24 April 2014 | Courthouse News Service
  • Ugandan Health Workers Could Become Front-Line Enforcers Of Anti-Homosexuality Act

    Updated draft guidelines propose to let health workers break confidentiality of LGBT patients when “a person has been sodomized” or in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

    24 April 2014 | BuzzFeed
  • Why Russia is Heading Toward an HIV Crisis and Privacy Disaster

    Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy.

    23 April 2014 |
  • HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia

    A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

    17 April 2014 | Russia Today
  • United Healthcare To Allow HIV/AIDS Patients to "Opt-Out" of Mail-Order Prescriptions

    United Healthcare, the United States' largest health insurer, will allow patients with HIV or AIDS who have privacy or delivery concerns, or who have difficulty discussing their HIV medications over the phone, to obtain their medications from an in-network retail pharmacy rather than by mail order.

    01 April 2014 | Consumer Watchdog
  • Spanish HIV Researcher Faces €210000 Fine Over Unauthorized Clinical Trial

    A Spanish HIV/AIDS researcher is facing a hefty fine for violating clinical trial regulations. Vicente Soriano, a well-known clinical researcher with hundreds of publications to his name, is liable for €210,000 for conducting a clinical trial without approval from the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products, failing to obtain insurance for the trial, and informing participants he had his hospital's ethical approval when he did not.

    31 January 2014 | Science
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