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    I am an HIV-positive doctor. I was infected courtesy of a lapse in concentration and a needlestick injury at work. The prescribed dual post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) was taken for one...

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  • HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

    Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

    10 May 2017 | BBC
  • Rethinking the Ban — The U.S. Blood Supply and Men Who Have Sex with Men

    The ban on donations from men who have sex with men was instituted at a time of public health panic and vast uncertainty, but 31 years later, scientific advances in testing and in understanding of disease transmission offer new tools and better ways than a sweeping ban to minimize the risk of transfusion-related HIV.

    17 November 2016 | New England Journal of Medicine
  • Nottinghamshire dentist Desmond D'Mello struck off by General Dental Council

    A dentist who sparked "the biggest NHS patient recall in history" is struck off.

    19 August 2016 | BBC Health
  • NHS patients infected with contaminated blood to get extra payments

    David Cameron announced £125m to raise ex-gratia payments to people infected with Hep C or HIV in blood scandal 30 years ago.

    14 July 2016 | The Guardian
  • Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in Northern Ireland on gay men donating blood is to be lifted

    Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to be lifted. Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said that she would lift the ban in favour of a '"one-year deferral system" as is the case in the rest of the UK.

    02 June 2016 | BBC
  • India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

    At least 2,234 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months alone, say officials.

    01 June 2016 | BBC News
  • HIV-infected organs transplanted at Birmingham hospital

    A Birmingham hospital has successfully transplanted two HIV infected organs into patients also suffering from the disease. Liver transplants, from two separate donors, were carried out at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Edgbaston, in the pioneering procedures. Whilst one patient donated both kidneys in surgery performed at Guy’s Hospital, in London.

    19 May 2016 | Birmingham Mail
  • Cambodia: ‘No HIV outbreak’ in Kandal village, say WHO, local authorities

    The Ministry of Health yesterday released a joint statement with the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, stating that they had reviewed Monday’s test results and had found that “The data is not indicative of an HIV outbreak.”

    01 March 2016 | Phnom Penh Post
  • Cambodia: Doctor Denies Spreading HIV in Latest Outbreak

    Fol­lowing the discovery of an apparent outbreak of HIV in this rural village, the head of the Ponhea Leu district referral hospital refuted accusations from infected residents that he was the source of the virus.

    22 February 2016 | Cambodia Daily
  • Cambodia: Needle demand too high

    As a Kandal village braces for an investigation into a cluster of HIV cases, the US Centers for Disease Control on Friday published a new report on the now-infamous HIV outbreak in Battambang’s Roka commune, pointing to high demand for medical injections and a lack of training as risk factors the government should address.

    22 February 2016 | Phnom Penh Post
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