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  • Russia: Lawmakers, medics urge compulsory treatment of tuberculosis

    Is it right to resort to compulsion to cure a sick person? Russian legislator Alexander Kravets is going to initiate a legal act which, if adopted, will empower medics to send tuberculosis patients who refuse to receive medical aid to hospitals for compulsory treatment without waiting for a court ruling. “On the excuse of human rights protection people infected with the tubercle bacillus are free to go wherever they want without any medical supervision,” says Kravets.

    10 hours ago | TASS
  • US: County health officials get court order to stop HIV-infected man

    To stop a man with HIV who has infected eight other people in the last four years, public health officials have sought court enforcement of its order requiring him to attend counseling and treatment sessions.

    15 September 2014 | Seattle Times
  • 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 SuccessfulMatch.com 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 | Care2.com
  • 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
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