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  • F.D.A. Easing Ban on Gays, to Let Some Give Blood

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a major stride toward ending what many had seen as a national policy of discrimination. However, the agency will continue to ban men who have had sex with a man in the last year, saying the barrier is necessary to keep the blood supply safe, a move that frustrated rights groups that were pushing for the ban to be removed entirely.

    24 December 2014 | New York Times
  • Pakistani Blood Transfusions Spreading Hepatitis, HIV: Official

    Lax oversight of blood banks means about a fifth of patients in Pakistan who get regular transfusions have been infected with hepatitis, a top government health official said on Friday. Some also get HIV.

    09 December 2014 | HepatitisCNewDrugs
  • 10 Pakistani children get HIV from blood transfusions

    Ten Pakistani children have been infected with HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions, officials said Thursday, in a "shocking" case highlighting the abysmal state of blood screening in the country.

    05 December 2014 | Medical Xpress
  • FDA May Ease Blood Donation Ban on Men Who Have Sex With Men

    An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed support for a relaxation of current policy regarding blood donation among men who have sex with men (MSM) but coupled that support with a strong endorsement for nationwide strengthening of surveillance for transfusion-transmissible infections.

    05 December 2014 | Medscape (free registration required)
  • US panel calls for easing ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men

    Donations should be accepted from men who have been celibate for one year. Proposal from doctors and advocates will be forwarded to FDA for approval.

    14 November 2014 | The Guardian
  • HIV and hepatitis scare: Dentist named as Desmond D'Mello

    Public appeal launched to trace 22,000 patients treated by dentist Desmond D'Mello, who allegedly did not follow proper procedures over 32 years in Nottinghamshire.

    12 November 2014 | Telegraph
  • HIV and hepatitis scare: 22,000 patients recalled

    Patients are to undergo tests over risks they could have been treated with contaminated dental equipment over three decades. A dentist was suspended in June after a whistleblower filmed him allegedly breaching infection-control standards.

    12 November 2014 | Telegraph
  • Lifting U.S. Gay Blood Ban Could Increase Supply by 2% to 4%

    Such an increase could help save the lives of more than 1.8 million people nationwide each year. 

    01 October 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • From HIV to Ebola: How to protect health workers in West Africa

    What can we learn from the global response to HIV and AIDS that can be applied now to aid workers dealing with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? Mead Over, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, urges donors to help affected governments protect health workers in Ebola-affected areas.

    19 August 2014 | Devex
  • Scottish dentist sacked for failing to reveal HIV positive status

    Health chiefs said the dentist had to be suspended over “dishonest conduct” when he failed to disclose his HIV status.

    07 August 2014 |
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