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HIV patients 'told to rely on God'

Some young HIV patients are giving up their medicine after being told by Pentecostal Church pastors to rely on faith in God instead, doctors warn.

Published
19 August 2013
From
BBC Health
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
What if HIV had never happened?

Where would we stand both medically and socially?

Published
15 August 2013
From
TheBody.com
Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

An LGBT policy expert confronts his own fear of being tested for HIV: "Why was I so afraid to be tested? I knew enough information to understand that death was not my immediate thought. Quite frankly, though, my biggest fear was not knowing love, but more importantly, I was afraid that love would never know me. So instead of being courageous and facing those fears, I hid and wanted to believe that not knowing would be better than finding out my status."

Published
15 August 2013
From
POZ
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
HIV/AIDS and the Industry of Stigma

Is the growing emphasis on HIV stigma in HIV prevention paradoxically reinforcing people's reluctance to seek testing and treatment, by suggesting that people should feel stigmatised when they seek HIV testing?

Published
15 August 2013
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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
‘I felt so bad, so violated. I’ve never been so humiliated in my life’: Women who work in Edinburgh’s saunas talk to SCOT-PEP about their experience of the recent raids.

Scottish sex workers' organisation criticises recent havy-handed police action in raiding saunas while investigating alleged criminal activity and the Council’s licensing arrangements. Women sauna workers have described how they were strip-searched, subjected to degrading and intimidating treatment, and held without food or water for up to seven hours.

Published
14 August 2013
From
SCOT PEP

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