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  • Defying Discrimination

    The fact that people with HIV still have their civil rights violated is no surprise. But more people, like Muñoz, are fighting back in court—and they’re winning. Have you been discriminated against? Does it warrant a lawsuit? POZ talks with the experts and looks at three different cases to help you recognize HIV discrimination and prepare for a legal battle.

    04 July 2014 | Poz
  • Employment: Two Ticks set for reform, as researchers call it ‘an empty shell’

    The government’s “Two Ticks” scheme to recognise companies that encourage disabled people to apply for job vacancies is nothing more than an “empty shell” used as a public relations tool, according to new research.

    17 June 2014 | Disability News Service
  • Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates

    Private clinics in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are selling fake HIV negative certificates to help people get jobs, an undercover investigation by BBC Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga has revealed.

    08 April 2014 | BBC Health
  • HIV-Positive Nurse Tried by Media

    Uganda’s first court case dealing with criminalization of HIV transmission could have far-reaching consequences. Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse, stands accused of exposing a child to HIV during the course of administering an injection. The incident incited a media firestorm, leading to Namubiru’s arrest and trumped-up charges of attempted murder.

    12 February 2014 | AIDS Free World
  • California Porn Film Company Is Fined $78,000 for Condom Policy, Other Workplace Safety Violations

    The Star Tribune reported that California state safety officials fined a San Francisco-based pornography company $78,000 for allowing performers to have on-camera intercourse without using condoms.

    04 February 2014 | CDC National Prevention Information Network
  • UK: Management of HIV infected healthcare workers performing exposure prone procedures

    In August 2013, the Chief Medical Officer for England announced a change in policy to remove restrictions on Healthcare Workers (HCW) with HIV practising Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs). Public Health England (PHE) has now published interim guidance on the implementation of this policy.

    31 January 2014 | Public Health England
  • International Labour Organization: Employment crucial for successful HIV/AIDS treatment

    People living with HIV who are employed are almost 40 per cent more likely to stick to HIV treatment than those without a job, says a new ILO study released ahead of World AIDS Day.

    02 December 2013 | International Labour Organization
  • South Korea: Is HIV testing of foreign teachers here to stay?

    It is an experience familiar to many foreign English teachers: Soon after arrival in Korea, their blood is taken and screened, with the results submitted to the immigration authorities. The reason? A government policy requires that non-ethnic Korean foreigners wishing to teach children must first prove they’re HIV-free. But, amid a pending U.N. committee ruling on whether the policy constitutes racial discrimination, an unclear picture of the current status and future of testing has emerged across government and educational bodies.

    26 November 2013 | Korea Herald
  • Nigeria: House of Representatives Bar Employers From Checking HIV Status of Applicants

    Applicants seeking various employments in both public and private sectors will no longer reveal their HIV and AIDS status to their employers, the House of Representatives ruled yesterday.

    04 November 2013 | AllAfrica
  • UNITED STATES: Navy Opens More Assignments to HIV-Positive Sailors, Marines

    The Navy is opening sea and short-duty assignments outside of the continental U.S. to sailors with HIV or other blood-borne illnesses, according to a spokesman.

    04 November 2013 | Stars & Stripes
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