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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
Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

A case-control study, examining the sexual behaviour of German gay men receiving HIV-negative and HIV-positive test results, identified two key factors which distinguish the groups – consistent condom

Published
18 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Employment: Two Ticks set for reform, as researchers call it ‘an empty shell’

The government’s “Two Ticks” scheme to recognise companies that encourage disabled people to apply for job vacancies is nothing more than an “empty shell” used as a public relations tool, according to new research.

Published
17 June 2014
From
Disability News Service
American Medical Association Opposes HIV Criminalization

Medical students advocated within the AMA for the resolution.

Published
17 June 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case

Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. In reversing the conviction, the Court recognized that HIV-positive individuals who have a reduced viral load as a result of effective treatment pose little risk of transmitting HIV.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Lambda Legal
US: Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Edge Boston
Harm reduction: It's plain humanity

Lord Fowler, who led the development of a pragmatic response to HIV/AIDS in the 1980's in the UK, talks about getting controversial policies through the cabinet, the responses of other countries and the current situation.

Published
13 June 2014
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