Bahrain citizens suffering from a hereditary or incurable disease – such as sickle cell anaemia, HIV, and hepatitis – will need to get permission from the courts to get married under a new draft bill currently being considered by the government, it has been reported.
16 May 2013 | Arabian Business News
A California appeals panel has reversed a lower court verdict denying the claims of an HIV-positive woman whose surgery was canceled at the last minute by an anesthesiologist who was worried he might contract the disease.
30 April 2013 | Lawyers.com
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has ruled that HIV infection may no longer be automatically considered a serious assault, due to improved outcomes in life-expectancy on antiretroviral therapy.
05 April 2013 | HIV Justice Network
A bill that a leading gay rights advocate says will lead to the harassment of people with AIDS appears headed toward approval. House Bill 2183 would repeal a 25-year-old law that prohibits state and local health officials from quarantining people with AIDS or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
04 April 2013 | Lawrence Journal-World
Police are "too sensitive" about asking victims of crime if they are disabled, an inspection has found. "There's a lack of willingness by police officers and police staff in control rooms to ask the right of questions to establish whether it's a crime, whether its anti-social behaviour and what effect disability is having on that person in terms of the effect on the crime."
21 March 2013 | BBC
The Alliance welcomes the signing of the new Commonwealth Charter, as it underpins the commitment of the Commonwealth to human rights, gender equality and democracy. However, the Charter does not address criminalisation of those at higher risk of HIV, and the Commonwealth must honour its previous commitment to repealing all discriminatory legislation which hampers the HIV response.
12 March 2013 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
An HIV positive jobseeker said job centre staff made him declare his condition within earshot of others, and told him he had to see a disability adviser.
20 February 2013 | BBC News
Bavarian police are investigating a case in which an HIV positive man who wanted to open a restaurant was refused a bank loan “for his own protection” before receiving death threats from neighbours, it was reported on Friday.
15 February 2013 | The Local.de
As part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached three settlements addressing HIV discrimination by medical providers over the past three weeks. Each of the settlements was reached under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities—including persons with HIV disease—in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.
15 February 2013 | AIDS.gov blog
The US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA) has called for the federal government to put pressure on states to remedy discriminatory prosecutions for HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure. George Ayala of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) comments: "PACHA has the U.S. President’s attention as well as that of key legislators and senior public health officials who could make a difference in repealing irrational laws and statutes in favor of evidence-based public health responses to AIDS."
12 February 2013 | The Raw Story