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  • HIV cases fall by 40% for second year at top clinic

    London's largest sexual health clinic is set to record a huge drop in new HIV cases for a second successive year. 56 Dean Street has now set itself a target of zero new infections after witnessing a two-thirds fall in the number of new diagnoses since 2015.

    30 August 2017 | Evening Standard
  • Sexual health, reproductive health and HIV: commissioning review

    In 2016 Public Health England (PHE) and the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH), supported by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners, carried out a survey of local authorities, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to highlight areas of challenge within the commissioning framework. The survey findings form the basis of an action plan published within the review.

    30 August 2017 | Public Health England
  • NHS England announces world’s largest single PrEP implementation trial to prevent HIV infection

    NHS England has today (Thursday 3 August) announced the start of a pioneering implementation trial to provide HIV prevention drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection. From September, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) will now be provided by the NHS through the initial three year trial to an estimated 10,000 people, in what will be the largest single study of its type in the world.

    03 August 2017 | NHS England
  • Sexual health services 'at tipping point' in England

    More funding is needed to cope with rising visits to clinics, English councils warn.

    03 August 2017 | BBC Health
  • Don’t Believe the Hype: The New Drugs Strategy Ignores the LGBT Community

    Trumpeting policies while savagely cutting the resources of the agencies meant to carry those very policies out is simply untenable.

    29 July 2017 | Vice
  • 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
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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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