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6 04, 2004

Policies on drug use : the National AIDS Council once again advocates risk reduction as a priority

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The Public Health Bill is currently being debated and the National AIDS Council seizes the opportunity to stress once again how important it is to sustain policies designed to inform Lire la suite

4 03, 2004

Existing regulations on aliens’ rights of residence for health care must be fully enforced

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On February 26th, following the request of the Minister for Health, Mr Jean-François Mattei, the National AIDS Council approved a "Position paper on the medical assessment procedure for aliens applying Lire la suite

3 04, 2003

The National AIDS Council is concerned about the evolution of HIV/AIDS in overseas departments and demands that the AIDS programme be improved

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The 11 March 2003, the NAC carried unanimously the report entitle Rethinking the response to HIV/AIDS in the French overseas departments. The evolution of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the overseas Lire la suite

26 03, 2003

Ethical principles must be applied to research in developing countries

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Over the past few years, the AIDS epidemic has fuelled the development in poor countries of studies supported and initiated by public institutions and research teams from various countries. Research Lire la suite

17 03, 2003

Suspension of prison sentences for medical reasons : the NAC calls for a genuine enforcement of the law

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One year after the implementation of the Law of March 4th 2002 whereby prison sentences can be suspended for medical reasons, only 21 prisoners have benefitted from such a measure. Lire la suite

20 01, 2003

The rape amendment to protect victims : an illusion

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On January 16th, during the debate on internal security, French Parliament voted an amendment making HIV testing compulsory for suspected rapists. In its Statement of December 12th 2002, the National Lire la suite

16 01, 2003

Access to treatment in poor countries jeopardized again : the National AIDS Council advocates the primacy of health rights

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With the failure of WTO discussions on access to treatment in poor countries, the National AIDS Council once again sustains the primacy of health rights over intellectual property rights. By Lire la suite

22 11, 2002

HIV testing and rape : the National AIDS Council continues to advocate voluntary testing

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For several weeks now, the National AIDS Council has been addressing the issue of HIV testing for suspected rapists. On the grounds of its ongoing work, the Council wishes to Lire la suite

22 10, 2002

Policy on prostitution : the National AIDS Council once again advocates risk reduction as a top priority

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The National AIDS Council is closely observing the evolution of the public debate on prostitution. While the public authorities are toughening their attitude, the Council advocates policy based on information Lire la suite

22 03, 2002

HIV testing pregnancy : the National AIDS Council continues to advocate voluntary testing

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Would compulsory testing for Hiv during pregnancy prevent some children from being born with Hiv infection ? In a statement approved unanimously on March 14th 2002, on HIV testing during Lire la suite