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Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing or concealing their HIV status

Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study

Published
10 November 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Japan to offer free HIV testing in annual company health checks to encourage early detection

In a bid to encourage more people to undergo HIV tests, the health ministry is planning to offer testing as a free option during companies’ annual health checks. The free HIV test will be optional at the annual health checks companies carry out on employees, and the ministry will send the results directly to the patients instead of together with all of the usual health check data, the official said.

Published
30 October 2017
From
The Japan Times
BBVs in healthcare workers: health clearance and management

Guidance for health clearance of healthcare workers (HCWs) and management of those infected with bloodborne viruses (BBVs) hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Public Health England
Korea scraps mandatory HIV tests for English teachers

A controversial requirement for HIV testing of foreign language teachers has been scrapped, government officials confirmed to The Korea Herald on Thursday, almost 10 years after it was introduced.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Korea Herald
United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

Published
23 May 2017
From
Rolling Stone
Gay man sues New York museum for anti-HIV discrimination

After 10 years of working at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History as an IT manager, Bryan Torres has filed a federal suit against the museum for creating an intolerable hostile working environment.

Published
26 April 2017
From
ThinkProgress
Feds accuse NYPD of HIV hiring bias

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city for refusing to hire a man with HIV for a 911 call taker job.

Published
20 January 2017
From
New York Daily News
HIV is the hidden disability that is still holding employees back

Roland Chesters, who was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS several years ago, says it's time for employers to openly offer more support to those living with the disease.

Published
03 October 2016
From
CIPD
Making a difference in your organisation: Why workplace HIV testing makes sense

In November 2015 I proudly launched the UK’s largest workplace testing event at Transport for London (TfL).Bringing the testing to people de-stigmatised getting tested, a work environment was actually preferable to a medical one as strange as that might seem.

Published
25 August 2016
From
Martyn Loukes
What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

In the modern British workplace, you can't be fired or discriminated against in any way on the grounds that you're HIV positive. That would be a criminal offence. Notifying your employer isn't a legal requirement, but if you do chose to disclose your status and are met with anything other than support, confidentiality and reasonable adjustments, then your employer has almost certainly broken the law.

Published
15 August 2016
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Vice
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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