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UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

11 hours ago
MD Magazine
A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

14 March 2018
Migrants' Rights Network
Our data isn't safe with the NHS - NHS Digital must be rebuilt

NHS Digital's decision to defy the Health Committee recommendation demonstrates starkly that NHS Digital has no real independence but is part of Whitehall, to be leant on by the Home Office or any other government department at will. It has failed totally in its duty to protect patient data, and indeed to understand the basic principles of medical confidentiality which it is meant to champion.

05 March 2018
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

20 February 2018
TEDxEuston / YouTube
Call for evidence – Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

What is the public health impact of the Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office, and the Department of Health, particularly on health seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant population?

14 February 2018
Migrants' Rights Network
NHS chiefs urged to stop giving patient data to immigration officials

NHS chiefs have been asked to immediately suspend handing over confidential patient data to the Home Office to track down potential immigration offenders as part of its “hostile environment measures”.

31 January 2018
The Guardian
Migrants' Rights Network Legal Challenge against NHS Data-Sharing Deal

Charity to challenge secret Home Office-NHS data-sharing deal that puts migrants off seeking vital medical help. Submission to the High Court argues agreement violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.

09 November 2017
Migrants' Rights Network
Helping Women Understand Their True HIV Risk

To know a woman's real risk for HIV, you have to know more than her sexual behavior and history of sexually transmitted infections. You also have to know about her partner and the background HIV prevalence where she lives, an expert said at the 16th European AIDS Conference.

30 October 2017
Medscape (requires free registration)
HIV diagnoses in the UK fell in gay men last year for the first time since the mid-1990s, Public Health England confirms

The 2016 HIV surveillance figures released by Public Health England (PHE) today reveal that what has already been reported for specific clinics and at conferences is true nationally:

03 October 2017
Gus Cairns
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”.

31 May 2017
UK Authority
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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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