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  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    HIV via blood transfusion on the rise
    Times of India | 20 August 2013

    571 persons in Andhra Pradesh have been allegedly infected with the HIV virus through blood transfusion in the last four years. Experts attribute such infections to rampant malpractices among blood banks and hasty oversight on the part ...

  • HIV treatment for children and young people
    South Africa: Paediatric ART flowchart
    South African Department of Health | 20 August 2013

    A flowchart / algorithm depicting the recommended management of infants exposed to HIV, including ART initiation pathways, according to South African guidelines.

  • National Leaders Release Policy Statement on HIV Prophylaxis for Sexual Assault Survivors
    San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | 20 August 2013

    The Association for Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC), International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), and National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) released a policy statement today, recommending that systems be established to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have universal access to medications to prevent HIV following rape.

  • Telling people you have HIV
    The Shared Responsibility of HIV Disclosure
    Huffington Post (blog) | 20 August 2013

    There is a common assumption among the sexually active homo population that it is the responsibility of HIV-positive men to disclose their status before engaging in bedroom gymnastics.

  • HIV testing policies and guidelines
    Southern Africa: SADC Considers Universal HIV Testing
    AllAfrica | 20 August 2013

    Several leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), speaking at the organisation's weekend summit in Lilongwe, called on member states to adopt the principle of universal testing for HIV, rather than leaving it up to each citizen to decide whether to take an HIV test or not.

  • Treatment guidelines
    Australian Commentary on the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines for the use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents
    Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) | 19 August 2013

    In February 2005 the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Committee on HIV and STI endorsed the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1 Infected Adults and Adolescents and requested that ASHM facilitate the production of a regularly updated commentary on those Guidelines relevant to Australia.

  • Harm reduction
    Drug addiction not a criminal issue, says chief medical officer
    The Guardian | 19 August 2013

    Sally Davies says drug addiction should be seen as a medical problem and admits eating hash cookies at university.

  • Tuberculosis and HIV
    What went wrong with India’s TB control
    The Hindu | 19 August 2013

    The story today is a far cry from the 1960s, when we led the developing countries’ fight against the disease.

  • HIV testing programmes
    Shop front rapid HIV test site an Australian first
    Gay News Network | 19 August 2013

    Rapid HIV testing is now being offered in a ‘shop front’ setting, the first of its kind in Australia.

  • Confidentiality, consent and medical ethics
    Mugabe calls for forced HIV, Aids testing
    Newsday | 19 August 2013

    President Robert Mugabe has suggested Sadc should adopt forced HIV and Aids testing to curb the endemic because those who are volunteering to be tested are not necessarily the infected people.

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