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Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

Published
6 hours ago
From
NAT press release
Zambians living with HIV being sent back from China

President Lungu says he has discussed with the Chinese President XI Jinping the issue of Zambians living with HIV/AIDS who are being sent back from China. The President says the Chinese President has agreed to intervene in the matter and that it will be resolved soon.

Published
8 hours ago
From
Lusaka Times
Meet Britain’s First HIV-Positive Parliamentary Candidate

In a poignant interview, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate for Vauxhall, reveals the extraordinary, harrowing story of how he contracted the virus, and explains why he felt so compelled to speak out.

Published
14 hours ago
From
Buzzfeed
Germany: Aachen Court re-evaluates key ‘mens rea’ requirement in German law, rules HIV transmission without disclosure is negligent injury, not intentional harm

Last week, for the first time a German court ruled that HIV transmission without prior disclosure was negligent injury, rather than intentional harm.

Published
14 hours ago
From
HIV Justice Network
Brazil: HIV-specific criminal law introduced amid media frenzy and moral panic over ‘barebacking’ gay subculture

On April 2nd 2015, a simply worded amendment to Article 1 of Law No. 8072 of July 25, 1990 – covering ‘heinous crimes’ – will be presented to the Brazilian Parliament by the populist Congressman, Pompeo de Mattos.

Published
30 March 2015
From
HIV Justice Network
Kenya: Court nullifies section outlawing reckless spread of HIV

The High Court has declared unconstitutional a section of the HIV and Aids Prevention and Control Act that sought to criminalise reckless spreading of the disease.

Published
30 March 2015
From
Standard
Guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations

Guidance for NHS bodies in carrying out their duties under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 to make and recover charges for NHS hospital treatment from chargeable overseas visitors. It also includes guidance to safeguard the health of those not entitled to free hospital treatment and new guidance on sharing information on NHS debtors to subject them to immigration sanctions.

Published
27 March 2015
From
Department of Health
'Looking,' a Show With an HIV-Positive Character, Is Canceled

HBO has canceled the gay TV series 'Looking,' which followed a group of gay men in San Francisco, including the HIV-positive Eddie.

Published
27 March 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

Published
26 March 2015
From
Indianapolis Star
Blood scandal victims condemn Penrose inquiry

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have reacted angrily to the findings of a long-awaited inquiry, branding the report a “waste of time and money”.

Published
26 March 2015
From
Scotsman
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