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  • Scottish HIV patient suing NHS after being ‘outed’ as email blunder identifies dozens with the illness

    A DISTRAUGHT HIV patient is to sue NHS Highland after he was "outed" in an email blunder. The Inverness-shire man who is in his 40s was left "shell-shocked and physically sick" after his details were shared.

    01 July 2019 | Scottish Sun
  • Researchers Discuss Ethics and Privacy Concerns About the Growing Field of HIV Adherence Monitoring

    We have several ways to measure adherence to treatment or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But as technology changes, and the fields of HIV medicine and public health focus increasingly on monitoring viral suppression or drug concentrations in the body for PrEP, the questions about the ethics of certain technologies, their uses, and what happens to that data are still being debated.

    25 June 2019 | The Body Pro
  • HIV patients hit by NHS Highland email privacy breach

    The email addresses of almost 40 people who have HIV have been made public by mistake. It is understood the 37 patients in the Highlands were able to see their own and the others people's addresses in an email from NHS Highland.

    18 June 2019 | BBC News
  • Ex-nurse accused of raping woman loses appeal over HIV test

    A former nurse charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at a long-term care center in Phoenix has lost his appeal of a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

    17 June 2019 | Associated Press
  • Vancouver police search for subject of unprecedented HIV-medication order

    Last October, David Hynd pleaded guilty to violating B.C.'s Public Health Act, marking the first time B.C. medical authorities used the courts to force someone into treatment for the virus that causes AIDS. But he now faces six counts of breaching the terms of that order — and police are asking for the public's help in locating the 35-year-old, who has allegedly eluded them for more than a month.

    07 June 2019 | CBC
  • US lecturer found guilty of trying to extort Singapore government in HIV registry leak trial

    A Kentucky court on Tuesday convicted the American at the centre of Singapore’s HIV registry leak of trying to extort the Singapore government by threatening to release stolen registry data more widely. The jury returned guilty verdicts on three counts against Mikhy Farrera Brochez, 34, for transferring the registry’s data to Kentucky and emailing online links to try to force Singapore’s government into freeing his jailed husband and closing the registry.

    06 June 2019 | Channel News Asia
  • 2 Chinese Babies With Edited Genes May Face Higher Risk Of Premature Death

    There are new concerns about the world's first genetically modified babies. It appears that the genetic variation a Chinese scientist was trying to re-create when he edited twin girls' DNA may be more harmful than helpful to health overall, according to a study published Monday.

    04 June 2019 | NPR
  • UCSD has not told women with HIV of data breach, despite researchers' pleas

    University of California San Diego officials stonewalled attempts to notify women in an HIV research study that their confidential data was breached more than seven months ago, an inewsource investigation has found. UCSD researchers conducting the EmPower Women study told university officials in October that participants’ names, audio-taped conversations and other sensitive materials were made accessible to everyone working at Christie’s Place, a San Diego nonprofit supporting women with HIV and AIDS.

    15 May 2019 | inewsource
  • China's Kunlun Tech agrees to U.S. demand to sell Grindr gay dating app

    Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Monday it had agreed to a request by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to sell popular gay dating app Grindr, setting a June 2020 deadline to do so.

    14 May 2019 | Reuters
  • Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

    Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care. Research, published in PLOS ONE, found many of the worries of men out of care are not reflected in the experiences of those with regular contact with services. Men’s perceptions were linked with their level of engagement with HIV care, with men who have regular contact with HIV testing and treatment services displaying more positive attitudes than those with little or no contact with such services. The paper can be seen at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211385

    24 April 2019 | AVERT
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