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Northern Ireland: When Poots finishes paying legal costs, can we have money for HIV prevention?

Some of the legal costs faced by the Health Department appear to be because of the Minister’s apparent homophobia.

Published
18 November 2013
From
HIV Blogger
New programme to commission HIV services in London

A new three-year programme for HIV prevention in London has been backed by leaders of all 33 boroughs.

Published
12 November 2013
From
London Councils press release
Audit shows many high HIV prevalence areas in England are failing to expand HIV testing

Most sexual health commissioners for areas in England with a high HIV prevalence have introduced some form of expanded HIV testing, a study published in the online

Published
12 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet: Cowards, betrayers and appeasers have destroyed the NHS

All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector.

Published
09 November 2013
From
New Statesman
Nick Partridge: 'It's in the charity's DNA that it will continue to challenge'

The outgoing head of the Terrence Higgins Trust HIV/Aids charity tells how the 'gay plague' provided the platform for extraordinary advances to equality.

Published
30 October 2013
From
The Guardian
Social problems and drug and alcohol problems common among people who develop AIDS despite long-term HIV care

Psychiatric, drug, alcohol and social care problems are highly prevalent among people who develop serious AIDS-defining illnesses well after their diagnosis with HIV, UK research published in Sexually Transmitted

Published
25 October 2013
By
Michael Carter
FactCheck: Do foreign visitors owe the NHS £2bn?

This morning, the Department of Health released a report which led to a rash of headlines on the massive costs of “health tourism”. Do the estimates stand up?

Published
24 October 2013
From
Channel 4 News
UK Immigration Bill will have negative impact on health

A coalition of health, migrant, children’s and refugee organisations has come out against Government proposals to limit migrant access to NHS services, some of which are included in the Immigration Bill which has its second reading today. 

Published
23 October 2013
From
NAT press release
Public Health England plans national primary care TB screening programme

Public health officials are planning a nationally co-ordinated programme of targeted TB screening in primary care, to combat rising infection rates in some urban areas of England. Experts at Public Health England (PHE) claim the best way to ‘reverse the tide’ is for GP practices to start screening for latent TB in at-risk groups, particularly immigrants from areas with a high incidence of the disease.

Published
18 October 2013
From
Pulse
NAT launches My Care My Voice

The new approach to health and social care services in England includes new and increased opportunities for people living with HIV to influence decisions and shape services in their local areas. But the new system is complex and not yet well understood. A new resource from NAT shows people living with HIV how to navigate the new structures, to understand the services and support that they have a right to expect and have their voice heard.

Published
30 September 2013
From
NAT press release

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