A judge acquitted three doctors, a New Jersey company, and a former Red Cross official of criminal charges Monday in a tainted-blood scandal that infected thousands of Canadians with HIV or hepatitis and resulted in more than 3,000 deaths.
Three Canadian health officials, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, and one of its senior executives will learn their fate Monday when a judge issues a verdict on charges that they allowed hemophiliacs to contract HIV through tainted blood, a case that has been called the worst public health disaster in Canadian history.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association will release today, October 1, the inaugural edition of the Healthcare Equality Index, a new annual report that assesses hospitals nationwide on a range of criteria relevant to LGBT patients and consumers. In the tradition of HRC’s influential Corporate Equality Index, which evaluates American companies’ gay-friendly policies and practices, the Healthcare Equality Index is the first comprehensive look at how the medical industry responds to the needs of the LGBT community.
An Indian court has denied an HIV-positive woman custody of her 8-year-old daughter, a rights activist said Friday.
Donors pledged nearly $10 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria on Thursday, less than the fund says it needs over the next three years, although officials said that they were pleased and more money was expected later.
A report on the current state of AIDS in the African-American community was released Tuesday by the Black AIDS Institute. The research shows that more than half of AIDS patients in 15 states are black as of 2004.
New research from the Netherlands shows that children raised by lesbian couples are as well-adjusted as those raised in heterosexual-parent families.