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Public Health England sounds data sharing warning

Health chiefs have joined a protest over NHS data sharing rules, warning that asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will be deterred from seeking treatment. Public Health England (PHE) fears the handing over to the Home Office of personal data from patients - as part of a Government crackdown on illegal immigration – will have “unintended serious consequences”.

Published
31 May 2017
From
UK Authority
One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to

Published
18 February 2017
By
Gus Cairns
UK Ministers Accused Of "Out-Trumping Trump" Over Use Of Health Data To Track Alleged Illegal Immigrants

The NHS and the Home Office signed a secret deal to hand over addresses of people accused of immigration offences – causing leading charities to warn of serious health risks.

Published
13 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Across western Europe, migrants from all parts of the world start HIV treatment later

An analysis of over 150,000 people living with HIV in eleven western European countries shows that people born abroad are more likely to start HIV treatment with

Published
13 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
NHS hands over patient records to Home Office for immigration crackdown

Number of government requests to access confidential non-clinical details rises threefold since 2014 in drive to track down immigration offenders

Published
25 January 2017
From
The Guardian
Self-sampling for HIV testing popular with gay men who have not recently tested, but less uptake by African people

Three quarters of those using England’s free self-sampling service are men who have sex with men, with the service particularly popular among younger men and men who

Published
15 November 2016
By
Roger Pebody
PrEP for African migrants in Europe? A research agenda

Clinical trials and demonstration projects in Europe have focused solely on men having sex with men (MSM). In contrast to global PrEP research, Europe seems to have overlooked heterosexuals at risk of HIV, mostly sub-Saharan African migrants and other ethnic minorities from endemic regions. Research should urgently investigate how to offer PrEP to all people in need: how to stimulate demand, how to deliver it, and how to support adherence.

Published
31 October 2016
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

Published
13 October 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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
Strong association between sexual violence and African women acquiring HIV in Europe

Migrant African women who have acquired HIV since moving to France are four times more likely to have experienced forced sex in France than other migrant women,

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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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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