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  • Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

    The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health.

    12 February 2018 | Daily Maverick
  • NHS chiefs urged to stop giving patient data to immigration officials

    NHS chiefs have been asked to immediately suspend handing over confidential patient data to the Home Office to track down potential immigration offenders as part of its “hostile environment measures”.

    31 January 2018 | The Guardian
  • Migrants 'should not have to fear GP practices', MPs told

    GP practices should not be turned into a ‘place of fear’ for migrant patients who are frightened their personal data could be shared with the authorities, MPs were told today.

    22 January 2018 | Pulse
  • Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy Breach

    Aetna settled a lawsuit for $17 million Wednesday over a data breach that happened in the summer of 2017. The privacy of as many as 12,000 people insured by Aetna was compromised in a very low-tech way: the fact that they had been taking HIV drugs was revealed through the clear window of the envelope.

    18 January 2018 | NPR
  • NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

    A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause irreversible damage to the immune system, new findings suggest.

    11 January 2018 | National Institutes of Health
  • Cuba’s HIV Sanatoriums: Prisons or Public Health Tool?

    An interview with Dr. Jorge Pérez Ávila, former sanatorium director and renowned HIV expert, and medical anthropologist and activist Alfredo González, on Cuba’s controversial sanatorium system.

    27 November 2017 | North American Congress on Latin America
  • Migrants' Rights Network Legal Challenge against NHS Data-Sharing Deal

    Charity to challenge secret Home Office-NHS data-sharing deal that puts migrants off seeking vital medical help. Submission to the High Court argues agreement violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.

    09 November 2017 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • DC biohackers and blockchainers take on HIV

    Tristan Roberts tested a treatment for HIV by self-injecting. Next, Ascendance Biomedical plans to share over the blockchain. It's being done outside the FDA's regulatory process, and a bioethicist has concerns.

    01 November 2017 | Technical.ly DC
  • PrEP presents questions for HIV prevention researchers, survey seeks answers

    In any trial of an HIV prevention measure, ethics demand that all known effective measures, which in earlier years added up to counseling and condoms, be made available. In a setting where PrEP would not otherwise be available though, is offering it sweetening the pot more than is ethically acceptable?

    04 October 2017 | Science Speaks
  • Singaporean doctor on trial for helping HIV-positive foreign boyfriend deceive MOM

    A Singaporean doctor is on trial for allegedly helping his HIV-positive foreign boyfriend cheat the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) when the American submitted the doctor's blood for tests instead of his own in March 2008 to obtain an employment pass.

    25 September 2017 | The Straits Times
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