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Russian lawmaker proposes banning gays from donating blood

Dyegtyaryov, who represents the nationalist LDPR party in parliament's lower house, the Duma, said the proposed move would help staunch Russia's HIV-AIDS epidemic. Many experts, however, say Russia's high drug addiction rates pose a greater HIV threat.

Published
28 August 2013
From
Reuters
Gay California Mayor Starts Petition to End U.S. Gay Blood Ban

After hosting a blood drive on city property but being banned from donating his own blood, he created an online petition. 

Published
22 August 2013
From
Poz magazine news
HIV via blood transfusion on the rise

571 persons in Andhra Pradesh have been allegedly infected with the HIV virus through blood transfusion in the last four years. Experts attribute such infections to rampant malpractices among blood banks and hasty oversight on the part ...

Published
20 August 2013
From
Times of India
New NHS guidelines on doctors and nurses with HIV will change lives

The NHS used to impose restrictions on the jobs HIV-positive doctors and nurses could do. Here we meet two nurses who will benefit from new guidelines that allow them to work anywhere they choose.

Published
19 August 2013
From
The Guardian
UK healthcare workers with HIV to be cleared for dental and surgical work

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom living with HIV will be permitted to carry out exposure-prone surgical and dental procedures from April 2014, the Department of Health

Published
15 August 2013
By
Keith Alcorn
Modernisation of HIV rules to better protect public

Public protection against HIV will be strengthened under new plans to help people get diagnosed and treated earlier, Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies announced today.

Published
15 August 2013
From
UK Department of Health
HIV-infected healthcare workers - consultation response

The department concluded that the guidance on the management of healthcare workers with HIV should be revised. As a result healthcare workers with HIV will carry out certain surgical and dental procedures if they are on effective treatment, have very low or undetectable levels of HIV in the blood, and are regularly monitored by both their treating and occupational health physicians.

Published
15 August 2013
From
UK Department of Health
NAT statement on modernising HIV rules

NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the changes to the guidance on HIV positive healthcare workers undertaking exposure-prone procedures as we believe it is vitally important that policies are based on up-to-date scientific evidence and not on fear, stigma or outdated information.

Published
15 August 2013
From
NAT press release
Ban lifted for NHS staff with HIV

The government is to lift a ban that stops healthcare staff with HIV performing certain medical procedures.

Published
15 August 2013
From
BBC
US: Bill to lift ban on HIV positive organ donation passes House committee

The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE), which is sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans would allow organs from HIV positive people to be donated to HIV positive recipients, and more so would allow researchers to study the safety of such practice.

Published
19 July 2013
From
PinkNews.co.uk

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