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  • France to Lift Ban on Gay Men Donating Blood

    France will lift a ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men starting next year, officials announced Wednesday, joining a growing list of countries that have loosened or scrapped such restrictions, which many see as outdated vestiges of the 1980s AIDS crisis.

    06 November 2015 | New York Times
  • Cambodian on Trial for Infecting More Than 100 With HIV

    A lawyer says an unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles has appeared in court to face three charges, including murder.

    20 October 2015 | ABC News
  • Gay Men and Blood Donation - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Inequality?

    For so much activism to focus on blood donation rules is to get fixated on the wrong inequality. What should be getting all of us outraged is the reason for this different blood donation treatment - the vastly higher rate of HIV amongst gay men compared with the general population.

    12 June 2015 | Huffington Post
  • European Court of Justice justifies some bans on donated gay blood

    Lifetime bans on gay men donating blood may be justified as long as authorities have no access to “less onerous” methods of keeping blood supplies free from sexual infections, according to a ruling from the EU’s highest court.

    01 May 2015 | Financial Times
  • Blood scandal victims condemn Penrose inquiry

    Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have reacted angrily to the findings of a long-awaited inquiry, branding the report a “waste of time and money”.

    26 March 2015 | Scotsman
  • Penrose Inquiry: The key questions over contaminated blood

    The findings of the Penrose Inquiry into the contamination of blood supplies in the 1970s and 80s have been published. Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through blood transfusions and blood products.

    26 March 2015 | BBC
  • Healthy dose of hope for one-use syringes

    The people of the farming community of Roka in Cambodia are living through exactly the nightmare scenario that the World Health Organisation wants to stamp out with a new policy on syringes. In wooden huts and farmhouses dotted among paddy fields, families are struggling to cope with the bombshell of a sudden and frightening mass infection of HIV.

    23 February 2015 | BBC
  • Farming Village in Cambodia Grieves as Hundreds Learn They Have HIV

    Ms. Mao, 55, is among more than 200 villagers in this rice farming community in western Cambodia who tested positive for H.I.V. last month. The Cambodian authorities say that an unlicensed doctor who reused syringes and other medical equipment spread the infection. Even in a country inured to hardship and suffering, the infection of such a large number of people within a radius of a few miles was shocking.

    20 January 2015 | New York Times
  • US: Only 1 Confirmed Case of Occupational HIV Acquisition Since 1999

    Only a single health care worker was confirmed to have acquired HIV on the job between 2000 and 2013, according to the CDC.

    14 January 2015 | AIDSMeds
  • Judge says Edwin Poots was biased in gay men blood ban

    Former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was infected by apparent bias, a High Court judge ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Treacy also held there had been a “very troubling lack of candour” and attempt by the Democratic Unionist MLA to conceal the fact he had taken a decision to maintain the lifetime prohibition. He also backed claims by lawyers for a homosexual man that Assembly comments showed Mr Poots stance was influenced by his Christian beliefs.

    09 January 2015 | The Irish Times
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