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Why We Should Pay for the Pill to Stop You Getting HIV

Other events will be overshadowing today’s Gay Pride march in London, but one significant group on the parade is a bunch of HIV organisations and their fans marching, probably in blue, under the banner #United4PrEP - pre-exposure prophylaxis, the HIV pill to stop HIV.

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3 hours ago
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Huffington Post
UK HIV charities make history in campaign for PrEP at Pride in London

The biggest HIV, health and LGBTI sexual health charities united and marched together, for the first time, in their campaign to bring PrEP to the UK. The groups included Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Trust, GMFA, METRO, 56 Dean Street, Positive East, Positive 21, Positively UK, London Friend Counselling, Naz, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Spectra, CliniQ, Barts Health NHS, HIV i-Base, and UK Community Advisory Board (UK-CAB).

Published
5 hours ago
From
Gay Star News
I struggled with PrEP but it has changed my life

Harry Dodd is marching at Pride in London today with Unite4PrEP to get HIV prevention drugs for all who need them.

Published
5 hours ago
From
Gay Star News
New Sex-positive Videos Showcase Transgender Health Issues

What are the sexual health decisions that transgender people face, and how do their decisions impact health and wellness? Decisions around PrEP, personal empowerment, dating and sex are explored in two new videos created in a partnership between Project Inform and Outshine NW. The videos were written, directed, facilitated and performed by transgender community members.

Published
23 June 2016
From
BETA blog
STDs Among Gay Men in a New Era of PrEP

In tandem with (and prior to) the approval and uptake of PrEP, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been increasing among men who have sex with men in San Francisco. What’s going on—and what can we do about the rising rates of STIs?

Published
21 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Open letter: on futility of proposed UK PrEP study

The following letter was sent to NHS England in response to being asked to join a community advisory board for proposed further PrEP research. While there are important questions that might still be useful, this proposed study is looking at none of these.

Published
16 June 2016
From
HIV i-Base
The NHS shouldn’t fund a drug that prevents HIV

What would you say if a powerful cyclists’ pressure group ganged up on the NHS and lobbied it to provide free cycle helmets to anyone who asked for one, accusing it of having on its hands the blood of every helmet-less cyclist who died while the NHS tried to spurn the demand? I think I can guess the answer in the case of most readers: shove off and buy your own helmets.

Published
09 June 2016
From
The Spectator
Tories blasted for 'delaying' HIV prevention pill PrEP by launching another review

Charities have attacked the Tories for "delaying" a vital HIV prevention pill by launching a fresh review by NICE of what it will cost. Campaigners say the review is just a "delaying tactic" and there is already plenty of evidence the drug works.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Daily Mirror
MPs Accuse Minister Of “Having Head In The Sand” Over HIV Prevention Drug

Public health minister Jane Ellison faced a hostile and protracted grilling by MPs from both sides of the House of Commons on Tuesday over the NHS’s refusal last week to fund the drug that prevents HIV, in a regime known as PrEP.

Published
07 June 2016
From
BuzzFeed
NHS England must make 'revolutionary drugs that prevent HIV available immediately'

A 'potentially revolutionary' drug that prevents HIV must be made available on the NHS immediately, a leading charity said today.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Daily Mail
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