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Jailed: HIV positive homeless man sent to prison after spitting into mouth of charity worker

A HIV positive homeless man who spat into the mouth of a charity worker who was helping rough sleepers in the city centre has been jailed.

Published
04 January 2016
From
Manchester Evening News
No, Eazy E Did Not Get HIV from a Tainted Acupuncture Needle

The August release of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton unearthed an old conspiracy theory about the tragic 1995 death of charismatic rapper Eazy E from AIDS.

Published
28 September 2015
From
Vice
Bodybuilders 'could get HIV from drinking human breast milk'

Bodybuilders and cancer patients are putting themselves at risk of contracting HIV and syphilis by buying human breast milk over the internet, health experts have warned. Dozens of websites now sell breast milk claiming that it is a super food which provides energy, nutrients and can even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer.

Published
18 June 2015
From
Daily Telegraph
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.

Published
14 January 2015
From
AIDSMeds
Why OCD Is 'Miserable': A Science Reporter's Obsession With Contracting HIV

Adam has had OCD for 20 years. His fear that he will catch AIDS — in situations where it would be almost impossible for him to acquire HIV — has been quieted by OCD treatment he's received, but it hasn't gone away.

Published
13 January 2015
From
NPR (blog)
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.

Published
12 November 2014
From
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.

Published
12 November 2014
From
Telegraph
An HIV Transmission Case Possibly Associated with Manicure Care

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists numerous potential alternative sources of HIV transmission in addition to the known classical modes for acquiring the AIDS virus. Although manicure instruments is not on this list of alternative sources, a case of HIV transmission that may be linked to sharing of manicure instruments is presented in AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.

Published
11 November 2014
From
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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.

Published
06 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
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

Published
17 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
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