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Tag Archives: HIV Scotland

European Court: lifelong gay blood donation ban ‘may be justified’

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled this morning that a lifetime ban on men who have sex with men from giving blood ‘may be justified’, depending on the situation in each individual member state of the European Union. In other words CJEU has ruled that if national authorities establish that gay men at high risk ...

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UK HIV Self Test Kits go on sale

The first officially licensed HIV Self Test Kits in the UK have now gone on sale. The kits, manufactured by BioSure, have been approved last month after legislations were amended to legalise self-testing. This blood-based test is, according to BioSure, is 99.7 percent accurate, and carries the ‘CE’ European quality assurance mark that represents approval by European quality testers. The ...

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To mark World AIDS Day Scotland lit up red


This year more than 80 buildings and landmarks too part in the Light Up Scotland campaign and have turned their lights red across Scotland to mark World AIDS Day and remind the nation that HIV and AIDS have not gone away. It is estimated there are 4479 individuals in Scotland living with HIV, 3734 are attending for specialist care and ...

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George Valiotis – HIV Scotland: What Do We Do

George Valiotis

In an exclusive video-interview KaleidoScot’s, Andrew Page, interviews George Valiotis, who explains his ogranisation’s role regarding policies, research and also highlights issues pertinent to World Aids Day 2014, and in particular to Scotland. The campaigner explains how research and grassroots needs guide HIV Scotland’s understanding of issues relating to HIV in Scotland, and in turn shapes the charity’s work on ...

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World AIDS Day: What Scotland can do


Today we mark World AIDS Day. Much has been said about the state of the global pandemic, and the need for a renewed understanding widening access to HIV testing and early treatment. KaleidoScot’s own Dan Littauer has already asked the question; ‘Scotland, what will you do about HIV?’ Let me give you my answer. Education. But I would say that, ...

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Scotland, What Will You Do about HIV?

What Will You Do?

In an unprecedented move, for World AIDS Day (Monday 1 December), charities, campaigners and health boards from across Scotland have joined forces to ask Scotland ‘What Will You Do’ about HIV – the virus that when left untreated can lead to AIDS. The campaign is asking everyone in Scotland, from individuals to politicians, to think actively about what they can ...

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