NHS blood contamination victims hit out at ‘reforms’ which cost them up to £7,000 a year – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2016 in blood products, compensation, consultations, health, HIV, medical treatment, news, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the worst contaminated blood scandal in the NHS’s history say they have been betrayed by the Government after plans were revealed to reduce their annual payouts. About 5,000 people – many of them haemophiliacs – who were infected with HIV, hepatitis C or both after receiving infected blood in the 1970s and 1980s, have been sent letters from the Department of Health asking for their views on “reforms” that will leave them up to £7,000 a year worse off.’

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The Independent, 21st March 2016

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Man jailed for infecting lover with HIV after meeting her on online dating site – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in grievous bodily harm, guilty pleas, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘Simba Kuuya’s victim only found out about his condition when one of his former partners contacted her on Facebook.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2015

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Man with HIV jailed for ‘recklessly’ infecting women – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2015 in HIV, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man with HIV who infected two women with the virus has been jailed for five years at Bristol Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2015

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Rules banning gay and bisexual men from giving blood to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2015 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

‘The government will conduct a review of the rules prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood, the public health minister Jane Ellison has announced.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2015

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London HIV clinic that revealed patients’ names faces legal action – The Guardian

‘The lawyer investigating claims on behalf of a number of patients whose identities were mistakenly revealed last week by an HIV clinic has said that it could face hundreds of legal claims.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2015

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Derby University students in HIV scare get payouts – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, health, health & safety, HIV, news by sally

‘A group of students put at risk of contracting HIV when they were given blood tests with re-used syringe barrels have received payouts.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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HIV positive man jailed for seven years for infecting two women despite knowing he was a carrier – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2015 in HIV, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who infected two women with HIV after having unprotected sex with them despite knowing he was a carrier has been jailed for seven years.’
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The Independent, 13th June 2015

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

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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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Harley Street practitioner claimed he could cure cancer and HIV with lifestyle changes and herbs, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2013 in advertising, cancer, HIV, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Man in court for rare prosecution under The Cancer Act 1939 which prohibits advertisements offering to treat or to cure cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2013

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HIV positive predatory paedophile and his accomplice who led ‘double lives’ sentenced to life for abusing boys as young as thirteen – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in child abuse, HIV, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Two “predatory” paedophiles, one of whom is HIV positive, have been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2013

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HIV positive Simon Morris Jones abused three boys – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in child abuse, HIV, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A man who sexually abused three boys when he knew he was HIV positive, has been jailed for 10 years at Caernarfon Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2013

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HIV home-testing kits will be available free on NHS after law change – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in HIV, news by sally

“Home-testing kits that allow people to test themselves for HIV will be legal in the UK from next spring.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

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Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as ‘outdated’ ban ends – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2013 in dentists, disqualification, doctors, employment, HIV, news by sally

“Surgeons, dentists, midwives and other healthcare workers who have HIV are to be allowed to perform all kinds of procedures on patients, following the lifting of an outdated ban that led in some cases to the loss of careers and livelihoods.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2013

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Man accused of infecting women with HIV virus dies in hospital aged 34 – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2013 in grievous bodily harm, health, HIV, news, trials by sally

“A man accused of infecting two women with the HIV virus has died in hospital.”

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The Independent, 8th August 2013

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Doctors call for law to protect them against HIV – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in consent, doctors, HIV, medical ethics, news by sally

“Leading doctors are calling for a change in the law, so that unconscious patients can be tested for HIV if those treating them get injured.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2013

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Sex in prisons: Campaigners warn of culture of denial over sexual relationships between inmates as new commission publishes report – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2013 in HIV, news, prisons, reports by sally

“The first Commission into Sex in Prisons has drawn attention to a rarely reported issue.”

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The Independent, 6th May 2013

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Gay blood donations ban likely to be lifted – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2011 in blood products, HIV, homosexuality, news by sally

“The lifetime ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men is expected to be lifted in the UK.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2011

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Cannock man jailed for giving partner HIV – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2011 in ASBOs, grievous bodily harm, HIV, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Staffordshire man who had unprotected sex with his partner knowing he had HIV has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 25th July 2011

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Gatwick officer gets £100,000 over asylum seeker bite – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2011 in compensation, health & safety, HIV, news by sally

“A custody officer who was bitten on the face by an HIV positive asylum seeker has been awarded more than £100,000 compensation.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2011

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