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HIV-infected organs transplanted at Birmingham hospital

A Birmingham hospital has successfully transplanted two HIV infected organs into patients also suffering from the disease. Liver transplants, from two separate donors, were carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgbaston, in the pioneering procedures. Whilst one patient donated both kidneys in surgery performed at Guy’s Hospital, in London.

Published
19 May 2016
From
Birmingham Mail
Cambodia: ‘No HIV outbreak’ in Kandal village, say WHO, local authorities

The Ministry of Health yesterday released a joint statement with the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, stating that they had reviewed Monday’s test results and had found that “The data is not indicative of an HIV outbreak.”

Published
01 March 2016
From
Phnom Penh Post
Cambodia: Doctor Denies Spreading HIV in Latest Outbreak

Fol­lowing the discovery of an apparent outbreak of HIV in this rural village, the head of the Ponhea Leu district referral hospital refuted accusations from infected residents that he was the source of the virus.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Cambodia Daily
Cambodia: Needle demand too high

As a Kandal village braces for an investigation into a cluster of HIV cases, the US Centers for Disease Control on Friday published a new report on the now-infamous HIV outbreak in Battambang’s Roka commune, pointing to high demand for medical injections and a lack of training as risk factors the government should address.

Published
22 February 2016
From
Phnom Penh Post
Infected blood: reform of financial and other support

Seeks views on the reforms to the support for those affected by hepatitis C or HIV from historic NHS blood treatments.

Published
26 January 2016
From
Department of Health
Iatrogenic transmission fueled early spread of HIV pandemic in Africa

The association of blood-borne viruses and previous IV procedures among aged residents of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, may suggest the rapid emergence of HIV in this region during the mid-20th century was driven by iatrogenic transmission, according to a recently published study.

Published
22 January 2016
From
Healio
I'm an HIV Activist, and I Support the FDA Gay Blood Ban

There's been a lot of talk about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on gay blood, and it's time to set the record straight. The blood ban for sexually active gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) is necessary. It's not a question of discrimination; it's a question of public health.

Published
20 January 2016
From
The Body
#BloodEquality Launched to Protest FDA's New Policy on Gay Blood Donors

The FDA formally lifted the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual male blood donors. They can now donate if they've been celibate a year.

Published
23 December 2015
From
Poz magazine news
US to allow gay men to be blood donors

The US Food and Drug Administration will allow gay men to donate blood if they have been celibate for one year.

Published
22 December 2015
From
BBC Health
Medic at Center of Cambodian HIV Outbreak Sentenced to 25 Years

Yem Chrin, the 56-year-old village medic who has been blamed for spreading HIV to more than 270 residents of rural Roka commune in Battambang province, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday morning.

Published
03 December 2015
From
The Cambodia Daily
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