HIV prevention news: England

In 2012, the Department of Health funded a new national programme of HIV prevention for gay men, other men who have sex with men and African communities in England. It is called HIV Prevention England (HPE) and NAM is one of the partners in the programme. For more information on the programme, you can download a briefing document here (pdf), produced by the lead partner, Terrence Higgins Trust or visit the dedicated website: www.hivpreventionengland.org.uk

One of NAM’s roles in the programme is to offer a regular update on the evolving evidence, news and policy of interest to people working in HIV prevention in England.

The monthly email bulletin, HIV prevention news: England, was launched in September 2012.

It aims to give a concise update of the most important developments in the field. The bulletin covers the latest epidemiological data, behavioural insights, research on new prevention technologies, evaluations of interventions, guidance and policy developments. 

As well as research from the UK, we cover international studies that are relevant for people working on HIV prevention for gay men, other men who have sex with men and African communities in England. The bulletin is for anyone providing, commissioning or influencing HIV prevention work, including in clinical settings.

Each monthly issue includes:

  • Short summaries of the most important developments
  • Links to more detailed news stories and research reports
  • Links to background material
  • A selection of news stories from other high-quality sources.

You can sign up to receive this monthly bulletin on the right-hand side of this page. We'd be grateful if you could let your colleagues and networks know about the bulletin too, for example by sharing the link to this page, or by putting a poster on a staff noticeboard. Click here to download a poster about the bulletin.

Visit the resources pages for briefing papers, produced by NAM for HIV Prevention England, on Undiagnosed HIV infection and HIV treatment as prevention.

Archive

Issue #26 - October 2014

  • PrEP highly effective in English study
  • PrEP needs to be targeted
  • London gay men
  • Quick facts: condom failure
  • Explaining poor adherence to PrEP and vaginal microbicides
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Survey: HIV prevention and apps
  • HIV Prevention England Conference 2015: Save the date!
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #25 - September 2014

  • HIV testing rates are improving in African people
  • Gaps in African people's knowledge
  • Recreational drug use and sex
  • Messaging about multiple prevention options
  • Harm reduction making an impact
  • Case study: Community HIV testing
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Gay Men's Sex Survey 2014
  • HIV Prevention England Conference 2015: Save the date!
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • Jobs at NAM
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #24 - August 2014

  • News from the International AIDS Conference
  • Comparing London and San Francisco
  • Drugs and sex
  • Treatment optimism
  • Couples counselling and testing
  • PrEP
  • Self-testing
  • HIV prevention for black African people in the UK
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Briefing paper: Undiagnosed infection
  • Out of your mind
  • NICE briefing on HIV testing
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #23 - July 2014

  • Black African men
  • Complex needs of 'high-risk' gay men
  • Gay men discussing HIV status
  • Case study: prevention workshops
  • AIDS 2014
  • Briefing paper: Undiagnosed infection
  • Out of your mind
  • NICE briefing on HIV testing
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #22 - June 2014

  • Transmission risk: not necessarily zero
  • Online outreach
  • Fewer infections for men who talk about HIV status
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Case study: voluntary sector and GUM collaboration
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Briefing paper: Undiagnosed infection
  • Out of your mind
  • NICE briefing on HIV testing
  • Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #21 - May 2014

  • Universal or targeted HIV testing?
  • PrEP: adherence and resistance
  • Harm reduction
  • Case study: sexual health screens in a gay sauna
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • Community survey on migrant access to health services
  • Addressing late diagnosis
  • New briefing paper: HIV treatment as prevention
  • It Starts With Me
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #20 - April 2014

  • Home sampling for HIV testing
  • Chemsex
  • Who’s taking PrEP in the UK?
  • Acute infection and expanded testing
  • Case study: community testing
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • 2020 Vision: making England’s HIV prevention response the best in the world
  • Public health profiles
  • New briefing paper: HIV treatment as prevention
  • Webinar: prevention needs of people who use drugs
  • It Starts With Me
  • National HIV Testing Week
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #19 - March 2014

  • Important findings on viral load and transmission
  • Massive scale-up needed to curb gay epidemic
  • Uptake of PrEP
  • Monthly PrEP
  • HIV testing in the UK
  • Self-testing
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • National HIV Testing Week survey
  • New briefing paper: HIV treatment as prevention
  • Community consensus statement
  • More news from CROI 2014
  • It Starts With Me
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #18 - February 2014

  • Home testing
  • Sexual health: LGV and shigella
  • Gay men’s mental health
  • Men who don’t test
  • Individual responsibility
  • Case study: chemsex
  • Other recent news headlines
  • It Starts With Me
  • Briefing paper: Undiagnosed infection
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

Issue #17 - January 2014

  • HIV testing in hospital
  • Male sex workers
  • Computerised counselling
  • Gay men’s risk careers
  • Opportunities to promote HIV testing through social networks
  • Case study: online engagement with Africans
  • Other recent news headlines
  • HIV Prevention England Conference 2014
  • Briefing paper: Undiagnosed infection
  • Webinar: HIV prevention research in 2014
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England
  • Editors' picks from other sources

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