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Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern in the NHS

Published
27 June 2014
From
GP Online
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors

Increasing numbers of young Australian women travelling overseas during their gap year or for working holidays are contracting HIV, frontline sexual health workers say, prompting them to call for targeted awareness campaigns. The chief executive of the HIV support organisation Living Positive Victoria, Brent Allan, has been working in HIV and AIDS advocacy since the early 1990s and said he is encountering more women who have contracted the virus overseas.

Published
26 June 2014
From
The Guardian
Gay Shamelessness, Beyond the Crystal Meth Crisis

For many gay men, meth spoiled the pleasures of drugs in the way that AIDS had spoiled sex. A decade after meth use peaked, what can the sheer resilience of one generation offer the next?

Published
24 June 2014
From
Substance.com
The changing tide in Uganda's HIV control

Less than a decade ago, HIV-prevention work in Uganda was hailed as an example to other African nations. Proposed legislation might, however, erode the advances made, Talha Burki reports.

Published
23 June 2014
From
The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free registration required)
Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Law prompts new U.S. responses, including entry restrictions and police program aid suspension

A White House blog post and National Security Council statement today announced additional responses from the White House to Uganda’s enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, legislation that led to police action and suspension of work at a U.S.-funded HIV program there.

Published
23 June 2014
From
Science Speaks
U.S. looking to make LGBT rights a foreign policy priority

New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make the rights of sexual minorities a foreign policy priority for the United States.

Published
23 June 2014
From
Inter Press Service
NHS patient data audit uncovers 'significant lapses' in confidentiality

The NHS body charged with safeguarding confidential health data has announced a rolling programme of spot checks on companies, charities, universities and government bodies that have received medical records after an investigation uncovered "significant lapses" in protecting patient confidentiality.

Published
18 June 2014
From
The Guardian
UK: Study of people with HIV in Manchester finds legal literacy lacking on criminal prosecutions

People living with HIV in Manchester appear to have little understanding of their rights and responsibilities under English law to avoid prosecution for ‘reckless’ HIV transmission, according to a study presented to the British HIV Association Conference in Liverpool.

Published
18 June 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
New videos combat HIV stigma with human stories

A BRAND new series of videos that aims to break down the stigma surrounding HIV has just been released by HIV Foundation Queensland.

Published
18 June 2014
From
Sydney Star Observer
The Man Who Was Immune to AIDS - But Not What Came After

A profile of Steve Crohn, who committed suicide in 2013. Crohn was discovered to be immune to HIV infection due to the CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism. The profile examines questions how survivor guilt and ageing in the New York gay community may have contributed to his suicide.

Published
18 June 2014
From
New York magazine

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