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  • UK government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE

    Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve personal, social and health education (PSHE) in this country. The committee recommended PSHE should be made compulsory in all schools and that compulsory guidance for schools (which currently dates back to 2000) be updated ensuring PSHE is inclusive of same-sex relationships – the Government’s response fails to accept this.

    17 July 2015 | NAT press release
  • UK: Is HIV Prevention Failing?

    Let down by a now decimated HIV prevention budget, a record number of gay men were diagnosed with HIV in 2013. Chris Godfrey speaks to the National Aids Trust, GMFA and ACT UP London to find out how current HIV prevention strategies are failing and what is needed to curb the worrying increase in transmissions.

    17 July 2015 | QX
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
  • Preventing HIV in the UK heterosexual population

    It is time to think again about which heterosexuals acquire HIV in the UK and how we can best meet their prevention needs.

    13 July 2015 | National AIDS Trust
  • Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science

    The massive challenge of finding an HIV vaccine has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. While we work toward the long-term goal of a vaccine, we are also pulling in partners from many sectors to improve prevention, treatment, and access to options in the short term.

    13 July 2015 | Devex
  • Sexual health commissioning in local government

    These nine case studies showcase local government experience of commissioning sexual health services since taking over this responsibility in April 2013.

    10 July 2015 | MEDFASH
  • Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

    You have announced a £200million cut to Department of Health 'non-NHS spending' which transpired to mean the 'ring-fenced' public health grant. This cut will leave public health services gutted and unable to cope with rising patient and public need.

    10 July 2015 | BMA
  • Scientists have the tools to end the HIV epidemic; they just need better ways to use them

    In the past, there was a sense that stopping the HIV/AIDS epidemic would require some radically new biomedical intervention, such as a cure or a vaccine. The growing consensus, however, is that the tools needed to stamp out HIV already exist if they could just be used in the right way.

    08 July 2015 | Nature
  • Black MSM, PrEP Access Top Focus of New CDC HIV Prevention Funding

    More than $216 million over a five-year period has been awarded to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of the funding is for HIV prevention strategies for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as African-American communities. New funding will also go to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for black MSM -- the demographic that has been most impacted by the epidemic.

    07 July 2015 | The Body
  • Russia has a serious HIV crisis, and the government is to blame

    "I think you could probably point to Russia as a worst-practice for virtually every aspect of how to respond to an HIV epidemic concentrated among drug users," says Daniel Wolfe, director of the International Harm Reduction Program at the Open Society Foundations, the George Soros-funded NGO.

    03 July 2015 | The Verge
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