HIV prevention news: England

Since 2012, the Department of Health has been funding a 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 a partner in the programme. For more information, visit the dedicated website: www.hivpreventionengland.org.uk

NAM’s role 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 email bulletin, HIV prevention news: England, was launched in September 2012 and is published every two months.

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 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.

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

Archive

Issue #32 - May 2015

  • First HIV home test approved for sale
  • Rectal STIs don’t increase infectiousness
  • Newly adopted risk behaviours predict HIV infection
  • PrEP for African women
  • HIV testing in people with other medical conditions
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #31 - March 2015

  • More people using HIV treatment as prevention
  • PrEP may save costs
  • Cases of hepatitis C in PrEP users
  • Financial incentives for engagement with care
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • UK HIV Stigma Index
  • New briefing paper: HIV testing technologies
  • Survey: HIV dialogue
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #30 - February 2015

  • A game-changer: 86% fewer HIV infections in two PrEP studies
  • HIV prevention underfunded and deprioritised
  • Public Health England’s framework for MSM
  • HIV testing rises, but safer sex knowledge drops
  • Poor understanding of HIV and the law
  • Case study: Let’s talk about gay sex and drugs
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • UK HIV Stigma Index
  • New briefing paper: HIV testing technologies
  • Survey: HIV dialogue
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

Issue #29 - January 2015

  • How effective are condoms during anal sex?
  • Drug use and social problems predict HIV infection
  • Priorities for prevention with people living with HIV
  • Can gay men predict when they will have sex?
  • The risk of hepatitis C transmission
  • Other recent news headlines
  • Editors' picks from other sources
  • New briefing paper: HIV testing technologies
  • HIV Prevention England conference
  • National HIV Testing Week – provider survey
  • Survey: HIV dialogue
  • Conference: LGBT health and wellbing
  • HIV prevention bulletin
  • HIV Prevention England

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