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Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic, Qatar

Improperly-cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period.

20 June 2017
Air Force Times
HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

10 May 2017
Rethinking the Ban — The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men

The ban on donations from men who have sex with men was instituted at a time of public health panic and vast uncertainty, but 31 years later, scientific advances in testing and in understanding of disease transmission offer new tools and better ways than a sweeping ban to minimize the risk of transfusion-related HIV.

17 November 2016
New England Journal of Medicine
Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council

A dentist who sparked "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" is struck off.

19 August 2016
BBC Health
NHS patients infected with contaminated blood to get extra payments

David Cameron announced £125m to raise ex-gratia payments to people infected with Hep C or HIV in blood scandal 30 years ago.

14 July 2016
The Guardian
Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in Northern Ireland on gay men donating blood is to be lifted

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to be lifted. Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said that she would lift the ban in favour of a '"one-year deferral system" as is the case in the rest of the UK.

02 June 2016
India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

At least 2,234 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months alone, say officials.

01 June 2016
BBC News
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.

19 May 2016
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.”

01 March 2016
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.

22 February 2016
Cambodia Daily
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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