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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 04 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2423

China lifts ban on visitors with HIV: China’s government has lifted its ban on foreigners with HIV entering the country in advance of the Shanghai Expo, which opened on 1 May. UNAIDS welcomed the change, and its executive director, Michel Sidibé, urged the 51 remaining countries and territories of the world with HIV related travel restrictions still in place to lift them.

Alcohol poisonings rise in Netherlands: Five hundred Dutch teenagers were admitted to hospital with alcoholic poisoning last …

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