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    I am an HIV-positive doctor. I was infected courtesy of a lapse in concentration and a needlestick injury at work. The prescribed dual post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was taken for one...

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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.

    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
  • 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.

    22 February 2016 | 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.

    26 January 2016 | 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.

    22 January 2016 | 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.

    20 January 2016 | 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.

    23 December 2015 | 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.

    22 December 2015 | 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.

    03 December 2015 | The Cambodia Daily
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