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Complainant Name:
Stephen Glenn

Clauses Noted: 1, 12

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:

Stephen Glenn, co-ordinator of Delga Northern Ireland, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an inaccurate reference to an individual refusing an "AIDS test". The complainant noted that use of the term "AIDS test" for an HIV test contravened the Guidelines for Reporting HIV produced by the National AIDS Trust.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the article online to correct the inaccuracy. The newspaper also agreed to circulate a reminder to relevant staff on this point.

Date Published: 21/02/2011



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