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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

Published
17 March 2014
By
Michael Carter
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.

Published
14 March 2014
From
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.

Published
14 October 2013
From
Yahoo! News
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.

Published
14 February 2013
From
Blogspot
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

Published
10 January 2013
By
Gus Cairns
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.

Published
22 August 2012
From
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."

Published
15 August 2012
From
Thisisthewestcountry.co.uk
Police HIV advice 'outdated and stigmatising'

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

Published
19 June 2012
From
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.

Published
08 June 2012
From
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.

Published
24 April 2012
From
Poz magazine news
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