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  • Domestic Workers in Uganda Coerced Into HIV, STI Screenings

    In Uganda, its common to bring women into households to help with chores such as cleaning, cooking and childcare. Yet many say that they have been coerced into undergoing screenings for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Advocates say the testing is a harbinger of discrimination and even sexual exploitation.

    22 June 2016 | Voice of America
  • Zimbabwe: Mandatory HIV testing for kids ill-conceived

    The decision by the Harare Municipality to embark on a mandatory HIV testing of pupils in all council-run primary schools as part of a health education, is ill-conceived and could entrench stigma and traumatise those suspected to be infected.

    24 May 2016 | The Herald
  • London HIV clinic fined £180,000 for revealing service users' names

    Staff error meant anyone receiving 56 Dean Street’s HIV clinic newsletter could see email addresses of all other recipients.

    09 May 2016 | The Guardian
  • 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
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