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Parents Of Kyrgyz Children With HIV Plan Protest

The parents of some 40 Kyrgyz children infected with HIV through tainted blood transfusions are planning a mass protest, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

Published
12 September 2011
From
Radio Free Europe
India probes child HIV cases after blood transfusions

An investigation has been launched into how 23 children who received regular blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Published
12 September 2011
From
BBC
European Commissioner: Banning gay blood donors ''is illegal''

Contrary to how some countries have interpreted the 2004 European Directive on the issue, the European Commission has said that blanket bans on blood donations from gay or bisexual men are illegal.

Published
12 September 2011
From
Public Service
Gay men who use a condom should not be delayed from giving blood

Although the new donor policy is a big improvement on the existing lifetime exclusion, a 12-month ban is still excessive.

Published
09 September 2011
From
The Guardian
UK: Gay blood donations ban likely to be lifted

The lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men is expected to be lifted in the UK.

Published
08 September 2011
From
BBC
Bulgaria demands Libya return 2007 pay-off over nurses

Bulgaria says it is seeking to recover $56.6m (£35m) of funds it donated to Libya in 2007 in a deal to secure the release of five Bulgarian nurses.

Published
05 September 2011
From
BBC
HIV-infected organ transplant is a one-off case: health minister

The recent HIV-infected organ transplant mishap that shook the nation is a one-off case, the health minister said Friday. 

Published
02 September 2011
From
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan: Activists slam HIV markings proposal

Putting special markings on the health insurance cards of HIV positive patients would be in violation of their right to privacy, rights activists say

Published
31 August 2011
From
Taipei Times
Chinese AIDS Activist Tian Xi Released

Chinese AIDS activist Tian Xi is free after a year in prison for destruction of property at the hospital where he was infected with HIV.

Published
31 August 2011
From
Housing Works
UK government gets key directives on HIV dentists

The government is considering recommendations on the status of HIV-positive dentists which would see them back in practice.

Published
30 August 2011
From
Dentistry.co.uk

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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