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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Guidelines on handling HIV sufferers perpetuate false stereotypes, causing distress and wasting public money.
19 June 2012 | The Guardian
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
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