Up to press time yesterday, Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, stated that she was yet to receive any compensation.
However, the guarantee coming from Dixon and Associates Legal Practice, the law firm representing James, is that “millions” were deposited to her account on Friday afternoon, and the sum will be reflected no later than Monday.
“The firm can confirm that millions have been paid to Ms James today (Friday) between 3:30 and 4 p.m. before end of bank day,” the firm told The Gleaner late yesterday evening. Read More
Scientists have developed an affordable, quick test for a number of common infectious diseases including HIV, flu and dengue fever.
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Keio University in Japan found a way to test for the presence of antibodies in the blood using a strip of paper and a camera.
The paper is mixed with a luminous sensor protein that emits blue light when it encounters blood, which is then converted to green light in a second step that confirms the presence of pathogens for a specific disease. Read More
A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The 90-90-90 strategy aims to do this by reaching three targets: 90% of all people with HIV must know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV must receive antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy must be virally suppressed. When a person is virally suppressed it means the virus in their blood is undetectable. The last goal is informed by evidence that people with a suppressed viral load are less likely to transmit HIV to others. Read MoreRead More
THE Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Brigadier General Marco Gaguti has appealed to residents in the region to increase efforts on fighting HIV/ AIDS, warning that in spite of some achievements made so far, the killer disease was still a major threat.
Mr Gaguti elaborated that records indicate that HIV new infections decreased from 1.6 per cent recorded last year to 1.1 per cent by June, this year. Read More
The Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) has decided to come up with a mobile van in order to detect HIV AIDS infected cases at an early stage. The major focus will be given to slum pocket areas of the city like Mankhurd, Govandi, Andheri East where more migrated population is found in the slum. Read More
Victims of the contaminated blood scandal were persuaded to sign away their legal rights without knowing they had a second deadly condition, the Daily Mail can reveal.
More than 1,200 patients who had been infected with HIV were forced to sign a contract with government officials promising to drop all legal action. Read More
Jacksonville criminal and family law attorney Paul Green began a 60-day suspension this weekend after snapping in a way usually associated with family law clients instead of attorneys, according to Florida Bar discipline documents.
Then again, Green’s conditional guilty plea for consent judgment does say he was going through his own divorce in January 2017 when he “sent a text message regarding his wife’s attorney that said, ‘Tell Dana Price I hope she dies of dirty Jew AIDS.’” Read More
I’m currently in a serodiscordant couple – a relationship where one person is HIV-negative and the other is HIV-positive. We’re a completely ‘normal’ couple and you probably wouldn’t suspect either of us would be affected by HIV or even ‘ill’.
A situation that would have once been actively discouraged is now completely safe for the both of us where we have access to all the resources we could possibly need. Read More