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Tests of online PrEP purchases by London clinic find no fakes, and adequate drug levels

A sexual health clinic in central London that offered to test drug levels in users of tenofovir/emtricitabine pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) who had bought it online found adequate

Published
26 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Report recommends PrEP for use in Scotland

Last week, a report recommending PrEP for use in Scotland was endorsed by the Executive Leads Network, who govern Scotland's Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework. The report was written by the Scottish HIV PrEP Short Life Working Group (SLWG), administered by HIV Scotland and chaired by Dr Rak Nandwani.

Published
24 October 2016
From
HIV Scotland
NHS Under Pressure To Explain “Homophobic” Response To HIV Drug Ruling

NHS England is facing calls from leading HIV charities and a Conservative MP to explain why it heavily edited a press statement on a court ruling about an HIV prevention drug to include lines that have been described as “homophobic” and “irresponsible”.

Published
21 October 2016
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BuzzFeed
Policy makers’ inaction is leading people to take PrEP ‘in the wild’

An increasing number of gay men and others at risk of HIV are seeking to protect their health with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), but the lack of

Published
19 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
NHS not transgender-friendly enough, says nurse

The NHS is failing to meet the needs of transgender adults and children, says an NHS nurse who has first hand experience both as a transgender patient and a caregiver.

Published
12 October 2016
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BBC Health
Chemsex: fuelling STDs

Dr Ann Sullivan: "While we need to recognise that chemsex is here to stay, it could be much safer. People need to be kept informed about the risks and helped to avoid the pitfalls,and specialised services need to be easily accessible and acceptable to those who encounter problems."

Published
12 October 2016
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The Hippocratic Post
Promising trends continue in UK diagnosis and treatment rates

A ‘mini report’ of the latest figures on HIV diagnoses, late diagnosis, and treatment uptake in the UK reports generally good results, with downward trends in infections, the

Published
07 October 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Drug watchdog ‘confirms case’ for HIV-preventing drugs on the NHS

The UK’s drug watchdog NICE has today released a review of HIV-preventing drugs amid a legal battle on the issue.

Published
06 October 2016
From
Pink News
NICE evidence summary: Pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV in adults at high risk

This evidence summary reviewed 4 randomised trials of Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil 200 mg/245 mg) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV in either HIV-negative men or transgender women who have sex with men, or HIV-negative individuals in a heterosexual partnership with a person already infected with HIV.

Published
05 October 2016
From
NICE
UK national sexual health charity to close

MEDFASH (Medical Foundation for HIV & Sexual Health) has announced that it will close at the end of 2016.

Published
21 September 2016
From
MedFASH

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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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