HIV News Roundup for 23June2011 #HIV #AIDS
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The National AIDS Trust has today published their new framework for tackling blood-borne viruses, including HIV, in prisons.
The report, entitled Tackling Blood Borne Viruses in Prison – A framework for best practice in the UK, is an update of the original framework published in 2007 which has had a significant impact on the way prisons approach blood-borne virus prevention, testing and care.
Michigan will not pay for non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (n-PEP) for low-income state residents who do not have health insurance, The Michigan Messenger reports.
People at higher risk of HIV infection who take post-exposure prophylaxis benefit from an intensive programme of risk reduction counselling, American researchers report in the 1 July issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Participants made durable changes to their sexual behaviour and were less likely to have acquired HIV infection one year later. The PEP counselling…
In response to the dismissal late last week by California’s Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, of an appeal (Case No. #B222979) by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) of an AHF legal action which sought a writ of mandate compelling Los Angeles County to take reasonable steps to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, in the adult film industry, AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced that it will file a petition for review with the Supreme Court of California.