Study: Health care providers split on who should prescribe HIV prevention drug

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MAGE: THIS IS SARAHMONA PRZYBYLA, PHD, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR, UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO.view more 

Health care practitioners are split when it comes to opinions on which provider should take the lead in prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is administered to people at high risk for HIV. Read More

Devon woman who lost husband to contaminated blood scandal to give evidence at public inquiry

Sue Threakall from Bishops Tawton who lost her husband Bob in 1991

Sue Threakall from Bishops Tawton who lost her husband Bob in 1991 (Image: BBC)

A woman from Devon whose husband contracted HIV and hepatitis after receiving contaminated blood by the NHS will give evidence at a public inquiry.

Sue Threakall’s husband Bob, who was a haemophiliac, died in 1991 at the age of 47 – six years after contracting HIV. Read More

Guyanese woman ‘Lola Doll’ accused of falsifying HIV status in BVI


Lolita Callender [Photo credit: BVI Platinum News]

Popular Guyanese make-up artist, 28-year old Lolita Callender also known as Lolita Skelton and ‘Lola Doll’ appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards in Tortola, British Virgin Islands Monday, charged with attempting to falsify her HIV test results, by having a man personate her and take the test under her name. Read More

HIV positive teachers are ostracised, stigmatised at work – study


Teachers living with HIV are trapped in a whirlwind of unfair treatment at the hands of colleagues in the workplace, where they are often ostracised and stigmatised. File picture

Teachers living with HIV are trapped in a whirlwind of unfair treatment at the hands of colleagues in the workplace, where they are often ostracised and stigmatised.

A study by Zvisinei Moyo and Juliet Perumal from the University of Johannesburg has revealed that school staff-rooms remain hubs of stigmatisation against teachers living with HIV. Read More

Haemophiliac infected with HIV and hepatitis C from infected blood tells new inquiry how long-term girlfriend left him because she ‘couldn’t stand to watch me die’

Derek Martindale was a severe haemophiliac who had been infected with HIV and hepatitis C through receiving blood products

Derek Martindale was a severe haemophiliac who had been infected with HIV and hepatitis C through receiving blood products

The inquiry into the infected blood scandal has today heard harrowing evidence from a victim who watched his brother die after they were both contaminated with HIV.  Read More

The secret in my blood


He’d had the virus for four years, his mum explained. An injection he’d received to treat haemophilia, the bleeding disorder he was affected by, had been contaminated with it. This was 1986, at the height of the Aids epidemic, and an HIV diagnosis was perceived as a death sentence. Read More