A History Of HIV And Human Rights In The UK – Each Other

‘Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that affects and weakens the immune system. It was first identified in the 1980s, despite it having existed for decades by then. Over the past 40 years, UK society has seen significant developments for those living with HIV. In this timeline, we take a look back over those developments and how they relate to human rights.’

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Each Other, 25th September 2022

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HIV diagnosis or preventative treatment no longer barrier to the armed forces – MoD – The Independent

Posted December 1st, 2021 in AIDS, armed forces, government departments, HIV, medicines, news by sally

‘Being HIV positive or taking preventative treatment for the disease will no longer be a barrier for serving in the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence has announced.’

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The Independent, 1st December 2021

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Infected blood scandal: government knew of contaminated plasma ‘long before it admitted it’ – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2021 in AIDS, blood products, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘A minister privately expressed concerns that Aids was being transmitted by contaminated blood products while the government publicly insisted there was no “conclusive evidence”, newly uncovered documents from 1983 show.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2021

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Alan Mason from Kendal jailed for passing on HIV virus – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2014 in AIDS, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cumbrian man who is HIV positive has been jailed for knowingly infecting his former partner with the virus.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2014

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Unlawful to refuse support for Portuguese with AIDS – Nearly Legal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 16th, 2012 in AIDS, community care, health, judicial review, news by tracey

“De Almeida, R (on the application of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2012] EWHC 1082 (Admin).This was a judicial review of RBK&C’s refusal to provide support under s.21 and s.29 National Assistance Act 1948 and indeed to carry out an assessment under s.47 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th May 2012

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Asylum seeker launches Aids test case – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2007 in AIDS, asylum, human rights, news by sally

“An asylum seeker with Aids who claims it would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment to send her home to Uganda will take a test case to the 17-judge grand chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg today.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2007

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