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
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
- 17 March 2014
- Michael Carter
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
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
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
- 10 January 2013
- Gus Cairns
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
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