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  • PrEPARED in Wales

    Information on getting PrEP from the NHS in Wales.

    18 July 2017 | Frisky Wales
  • Responses to the new drug strategy

    A new drug strategy was released by the Home Office on 14 July – here are some early responses and we will add more as they come in.

    17 July 2017 | Drink & Drug News
  • Our response to the 2017 Drug Strategy

    For the first time, the Government's strategy explicitly addresses the harms of chemsex, which is a welcome step forward. However, the acknowledgment comes without a single mention of gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men, or of a wider LGBT focus in drug treatment throughout the Strategy.

    17 July 2017 | London Friend
  • Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18

    Although some local authorities have been innovative in contracting and in seeking efficiencies in their public health budgets, there is little doubt that we are now entering the realms of real reductions in public health services. This is a direct result of the reduced priority that central government gives to public health.

    13 July 2017 | The King's Fund
  • BHIVA celebrates introduction of PrEP in Scotland and Wales

    The British HIV Association (BHIVA) yesterday celebrated the availability of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV on the NHS in Scotland, and its availability (from 17 July) on the NHS in Wales as part of a three-year trial.

    12 July 2017 | BHIVA
  • An arbitrary benchmark for access to new drugs

    Policy is an admission the UK cannot afford to be at the cutting edge.

    11 July 2017 | Financial Times
  • Drug industry to challenge Nice over new cost limits

    The drug industry is taking legal action over limits introduced on expensive new drugs. The public body authorises spending by the NHS on expensive new treatments. In March it announced a new policy to hold back spending on new drugs that might cost more than £20m a year in any of their first three years of use.

    10 July 2017 | BBC Health
  • Public Health England sounds data sharing warning

    Health chiefs have joined a protest over NHS data sharing rules, warning that asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will be deterred from seeking treatment. Public Health England (PHE) fears the handing over to the Home Office of personal data from patients - as part of a Government crackdown on illegal immigration – will have “unintended serious consequences”.

    31 May 2017 | UK Authority
  • UK: Two-thirds of charities subsidising public sector contracts to survive

    New research warns of increasingly dysfunctional relationship between charities and the state amid budget cuts.

    24 May 2017 | The Guardian
  • HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

    Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

    10 May 2017 | BBC
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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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