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  • Rare case of lesbian transmission of HIV reported in US

    An extremely rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV has been reported in the United States. The report concerns a 46-year-old woman who appears to have acquired HIV during a six-month monogamous HIV serodiscordant sexual relationship with a ...

    17 March 2014 | Michael Carter
  • Young people know less about HIV and are less trustful of condoms, French survey finds

    The first survey for six years of attitudes to HIV and sexual risk behaviour among the general public in France has found that young people are less frightened of AIDS than they used to be, are more likely to ...

    10 January 2013 | Gus Cairns
  • PEP guidelines for the UK revised to take account of undetectable viral load

    New UK guidelines for the use of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following sexual exposure have been published in the December issue of the International Journal of STD and AIDS. The guidelines are notable for no longer recommending that PEP is provided ...

    21 December 2011 | Roger Pebody
  • Fish pedicures unlikely to cause HIV infection

    The Daily Mail and the Sun are alarming their readers today with articles alleging that “fish foot spa pedicures could spread HIV and hepatitis C” and that there is a "fish foot spa virus bombshell".  The story has ...

    18 October 2011 | Roger Pebody
  • Three tactics to stem the tide of criminal prosecutions

    Scientists, lawyers and advocates have been able to reduce unwarranted prosecutions of HIV exposure and transmission in three European jurisdictions by employing three distinct approaches, Robert James told the Eighteenth International AIDS Conference in Vienna last week. The conference also ...

    29 July 2010 | Roger Pebody
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  • Canada: More than 70 scientific experts sign on to consensus statement on HIV transmission risks in the context of criminal law

    More than 70 scientific experts Canada-wide have today released a consensus statement confirming when there is a low-to-zero possibility of a person living with HIV transmitting the virus in various situations.

    06 May 2014 | HIV Justice Network
  • HIV Case Linked to Lesbian Sex

    In an uncommon occurrence, a Texas woman appears to have acquired HIV through sex with another woman, the CDC is reporting.

    14 March 2014 | MedPage Today
  • UN agency urges China to drop HIV spa ban

    The United Nations' AIDS agency Monday condemned a draft Chinese regulation to ban HIV-positive people from spas and public bathhouses, as campaign groups expressed outrage over the proposal.

    14 October 2013 | Yahoo! News
  • UK: NAT (National AIDS Trust) produces new guide for police on occupational exposure to HIV

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) is calling on all UK police forces to ensure their guidance and policies on HIV are up-to-date – and to use NAT’s new resource ‘HIV: A guide for Police Forces’ for this purpose. “HIV: A guide … More →

    16 August 2013 | National AIDS Trust
  • No trial after all! Case against Norwegian prosecuted for HIV exposure via oral sex thrown out

    The case against Louis Gay, the Norwegian HIV positive man prosecuted for exposing his ex-boyfriend to HIV via oral sex, was finally dismissed today, a year after he was indicted. DNA testing had shown that Louis was not the source of his partner's infection.

    14 February 2013 | Blogspot
  • A Free Man: HIV+ man, David Plunkett Finally Released after being wrongly convicted for biting police officer

    After serving five years in a New York State prison for biting a police officer and wrongfully being convicted for "aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument" because he has HIV, David Plunkett was finally released and walked out a free man on July 19th, 2012.

    22 August 2012 | The Body
  • HIV sufferer's anger at Helston tattoo refusal

    A woman living with HIV in Cornwall, south-west England, has hit out after saying she was refused a tattoo by a Helston studio. Veritee Reed-Hall's allegations have been strongly denied by the owners of Hell's Gate, who have insisted the decision was actually to protect her. A Porkellis woman living with HIV has hit out after saying she was refused a tattoo by a Helston studio. Veritee Reed-Hall’s allegations have been strongly denied by the owners of Hell’s Gate, who have insisted the decision was actually to protect her. Mrs Reed-Hall said she had wanted her first tattoo, at the age of 59, to feature an entwined red and pink ribbon – red for HIV awareness and pink for breast cancer, to which she has lost friends and family members in the past. Mrs Reed-Hall, who contracted HIV from her husband after he became infected while in Brazil, said: “It really makes my blood boil. I know the reason is they’re worried about their other customers. People are so ignorant."

    15 August 2012 | Thisisthewestcountry.co.uk
  • Police HIV advice 'outdated and stigmatising'

    Guidelines on handling HIV sufferers perpetuate false stereotypes, causing distress and wasting public money.

    19 June 2012 | The Guardian
  • State vs. Plunkett: New York Court of Appeals Says HIV+ Man’s Saliva Is Not a “Dangerous Instrument”

    Legal and public health experts are applauding the New York Court of Appeals' decision today to vacate the 2006 conviction and sentencing of David Plunkett, an HIV-positive man, for aggravated assault for biting a police officer. The state prosecutor had argued that Plunkett had used his saliva as a "dangerous instrument" when he allegedly bit a police officer. The ruling is particularly important because it makes clear that a person's health status, disability or other physical attributes should never be the basis for increased charges or sentencing.

    08 June 2012 | The Center for HIV Law & Policy
  • NY Appeals Court to Hear if Saliva With HIV Is "Dangerous"

    The New York State Court of Appeals will hear an aggravated assault case that may clarify if saliva with HIV can be considered a "dangerous instrument" under the law, The Observer-Dispatch reports.

    24 April 2012 | Poz magazine news
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