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Canada: Gay blood ban no longer has "moral high ground"

Activists, researchers and even a former CBS executive say science already makes the case for ending the lifetime deferral.

Published
17 February 2011
From
Xtra
UK: NHS bid to keep patients in the dark over HIV infection risks

Health officials are suggesting national guidelines should be reviewed – with patients possibly not being told if they have been potentially exposed. It follows a case last year when more than 500 people across East Yorkshire had to be invited to be tested as a healthcare worker had contracted HIV.

Published
10 February 2011
From
Hull Daily Mail
Canadian Blood Services comments on gay blood donors are "spin"

Staff at Canadian Blood Services (CBS) told reporters Jan 26 that a policy prohibiting gay men from donating blood for life is outdated and needs to change.

Published
28 January 2011
From
Xtra
Scientists ignore grant to research blood donations by gay men

Two years after Canadian Blood Services created a $500,000 grant to research if and when gay men can safely donate blood, not a single scientist has applied to do the work.

Published
28 January 2011
From
Montreal Gazette
UK: Ban on HIV-positive health workers reviewed

The policy that prevents HIV-positive surgeons and dentists from working in the UK is being reviewed, the Department of Health (DoH) has confirmed.

Published
28 January 2011
From
People Management Magazine Online
Ireland: Doctor who contracted HIV settles High Court action

A DOCTOR WHO contracted HIV while performing his duties as a surgeon has settled his High Court case against the hospital where he had worked, the HSE, and the state.

Published
27 January 2011
From
thejournal.ie
India: Accidental exposure to HIV gets needed attention

The Delhi government has started a first-of-its-kind initiative to train healthcare professionals in government hospitals on accidental exposure to HIV while treating patients, or Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).

Published
24 January 2011
From
Indian Express
Surgeons spooked by -- and overreacting to? -- 2007 HIV-positive organs incident

In November 2007, four organ transplant recipients in Chicago contracted HIV and hepatitis C from a deceased "high risk" organ donor. 

Published
18 January 2011
From
Los Angeles Times
Increased offer for NHS patients infected with hepatitis C 'disappointing'

Campaign groups dash coalition's hope that substantial increase in compensation would settle long-running dispute.

Published
11 January 2011
From
The Guardian
UK: Minister announces extra cash for tainted blood victims

People infected with Hepatitis C after receiving tainted blood products from the NHS are to receive extra money.

Published
10 January 2011
From
BBC

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