PMCH defies court to deny surgery to HIV positive woman

Patna, Bihar: Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) is a law into itself and the Patna High Court is far from pleased. On Tuesday, Justice Jyoti Saran held that prima fasciae a case for Contempt is made out against the Superintendent PMCH as the Petitioner (30 year old widow Sohila Kunwar, living with HIV) is made […]

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Why can’t gay men donate blood in the UK?

Gay men or MSMs are prevented from donating blood in England, even though a ‘lifetime ban’ on Gay men donating blood was lifted in 2011. In Northern Ireland, gay men may be also to get married, but they still cannot donate blood to their significant other! The National Health Service had recently indicated that blood […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]

Smart phone + apps + homophobia = HIV+ up!

Are the new smart phones and their unusual apps becoming health hazards? And are the ‘invisible’ gay communities in some homophobia endemic countries at risk? Health researchers in England said that the growing use of casual sex apps in European countries where discrimination against homosexuality is rife, threatens to fuel a rising number of HIV […]

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

ALERT! Child in dire straits while doctors pass the buck! CHAPRA, BIHAR: When 25 year old Uma Devi (name changed) went to get ART medicines for her child she was told that the ARV 9anti-retroviral) medications are out of stock. This is despite the state government’s assurance to the High Court that adequate stocks of […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?