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  • A National Nurse-led Audit of the Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV

    NHIVNA is delighted to announce its first audit, which is a national clinical audit of psychological support and emotional well-being among adults with HIV infection in the UK.

    23 May 2016 | National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
  • Our Day Of Reckoning In The Fight Against HIV

    There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

    23 May 2016 | The Huffington Post
  • David Cameron: I want to change the world on global LGBT rights - and get PrEP fixed

    From David Cameron's interview: "I think too often issues can come up that affect LGBT people but they’re not acted on fast enough. I think there’s a good case with the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) that people in the community want us to act on. It was raised in the House of Commons last week, and I’m going to make sure that whether it’s NICE or the Department of Health, let’s get through the gears a bit faster and see if we can get this fixed."

    20 May 2016 | Pink News
  • Leading sexual health specialist says 'HIV prevention wonder drug' must be available on the NHS NOW

    A 'game-changing' pill which can prevent HIV must be made available on the NHS now, a leading sexual health expert said today. If used in the correct manner, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment, can be effective in stopping transmission of the virus in almost all cases.

    19 May 2016 | Mail Online
  • HIV community gives 'Nul Points' Eurovision verdict to NHS England over PrEP delays

    The HIV community is uniting during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The verdict is a resounding ‘Nul points’. The theme of Eurovision this year is ‘Come Together’, and community organisations and campaigners are coming together to make their message heard on social media. As the Eurovision Final approaches, PrEP supporters have begun tweeting NHS England with photos of themselves holding up ‘Nul points’ signs.

    14 May 2016 | prepaccess.org.uk
  • New funding for local HIV prevention

    Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives.

    10 May 2016 | Public Health England
  • NHS England should reconsider PrEP decision

    "The Lancet recently called for a return of the activism that helped secure access to drugs for the treatment of HIV to lobby the NHS to reverse their decision on PrEP. We support that call, and we add our voice to those urging the NHS to reconsider. Provision of PrEP by NHS clinics would not only help to reverse ongoing HIV transmission in MSM, but could also help to tackle stigma in this group and to address the associated health issues of drug use, risk behaviour, and sexually transmitted infections."

    05 May 2016 | The Lancet HIV
  • Second update to the BHIVA-BASHH Position Statement on PrEP in the UK

    This second update follows the recent NHS England decision on the commissioning and provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in which they declined to recommend a full roll-out of PrEP but offered £2 million for a small pilot implementation project.

    04 May 2016 | BHIVA / BASHH
  • NHS To Reconsider Its Decision Not To Provide The HIV Prevention Drug

    The NHS in England is to reconsider its controversial decision not to provide the drug that prevents HIV. Faced with the threat of legal action by one of Britain’s leading HIV charities, NHS England’s lawyers have said a dedicated committee will meet next month to look again at the pronouncement.

    19 April 2016 | BuzzFeed News
  • The NHS will now consider putting PrEP back into the NHS decision-making process following the threat of legal action from the National AIDS Trust (NAT)

    On 21 March, NHS England announced it was pulling the plug on its decision-making process on whether to make HIV pre-exposure prophylaqxis available. the HIV charity received a response from NHS England stating that ‘NHS England will carefully consider its position on commissioning PrEP in light of [NAT’s] representations’. NHS England will now meet in May to decide whether to put PrEP back into the decision-making process from which it had previously been removed.

    19 April 2016 | National AIDS Trust
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