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  • 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 | BBC
  • 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
  • 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
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