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England: Sexual Health Checks Fall By Almost 250,000 As Services Suffer Severe Cuts

Sexual and reproductive health checks have fallen by 245,000 in three years, amid “swingeing” cuts to the vital services, new figures published by the Labour party show. Spending on the facilities by local authorities fell by £56 million over the past five years, according to House of Commons library data.

Published
14 May 2019
From
Huffington Post
Rate of undiagnosed HIV remains high among black African heterosexuals in London

The rate of undiagnosed HIV infection among heterosexual black Africans living in London remains unacceptably high, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. Oral testing showed that over

Published
14 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
Rapid adoption of generic HIV drugs could save NHS £7 billion by 2033

Prescription of generic versions of antiretroviral drugs for treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as soon as they come off patent would save the NHS £7 billion between

Published
10 May 2019
By
Keith Alcorn
Most UK clinic staff now tell people about U=U, but not always in the same way

Two presentations at this month’s British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Bournemouth show that most specialist healthcare workers are now informing people with HIV that if their

Published
29 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
First data on trans people accessing HIV care in England

There is a dearth of data on transgender and non-binary people receiving HIV care in the UK, but Public Health England (PHE) is beginning to redress this:

Published
23 April 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Older black HIV-positive women have more mental distress than other women with HIV, but get less help for it

A study looking at women aged over 45 living with HIV in the UK has found that while black African and Caribbean women experience greater social isolation

Published
17 April 2019
By
Gus Cairns
London councils agree to take 60% new PrEP trial patients, but it might not be enough

A stalemate over who would take more patients on to PrEP trial has ended. London councils have agreed to increase places on city PrEP trial.

Published
15 April 2019
From
Gay Star News
London: Tower Hamlets Mayor calls for Government to fund PrEP for all to stop HIV transmission

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has written to Matt Hancock the Secretary of State for health, to call for the funding of HIV treatment that could stop the spread of HIV, saving the NHS millions of pounds.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Tower Hamlets council
HPV vaccination for gay men effectively delivered in sexual health and HIV clinics

A human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme targeted at men who have sex with men (MSM) can be effectively delivered using specialist sexual health and HIV clinics, according to

Published
10 April 2019
By
Michael Carter
UK: Ministers accused of cover-up over migrant health reports

Ministers have been accused of a cover-up for refusing to release official reports into whether migrants’ health has been harmed since they began being charged upfront for NHS care before they can be treated.

Published
05 April 2019
From
The Guardian

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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