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Dean Street Express: We want people without symptoms to order home-testing kits from now on

London sexual health clinic, Dean Street Express, has confirmed that it has slashed the number of appointment slots it now offers. Instead, the Soho clinic wants people without symptoms to order STI home-testing kits.

Published
18 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
Dean Street clinic in London slashes appointments from 350 a day to just 75

London’s best-known sexual health clinic has tweeted it is cutting the number of people it can see at its Dean Street Express branch.

Published
17 May 2018
From
Gay Star News
Global Fund Board gives the Secretariat the green light to prepare proposals for investing in non-eligible countries in crisis (e.g. Venezuela)

How much the Fund might invest and where the money will come from are still up in the air.

Published
15 May 2018
From
Aidspan
HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Hippocratic Post
UK: Patients being turned away from sexual health clinics, RCN says

Nurses have reported having to turn patients away from short-staffed sexual health clinics, leading to fears over a drop in infection testing. Overstretched resources in the field mean that the public are being left unprotected, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Guardian
UK sexual health services struggle with public health cuts

Cuts to council funding in the UK for services including sexual health prevention and screening could undo progress made on HIV.

Published
08 May 2018
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
Football charities face challenges in teaching South African teens about HIV

In a packed first-floor classroom in Khayelitsha, one of the poorest townships in Cape Town, 50 young teenagers in their uniforms of white shirts and purple jumpers are sitting behind their desks for a session led by four moderators just a few years older.

Published
05 May 2018
From
Financial Times
NHS England saved £10 million by switching to generic anti-HIV drugs in 2016

A programme to encourage clinicians to switch people to generic antiretroviral drugs saved the NHS almost £10 million in the financial year 2016-2017, Dr Laura

Published
30 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS

Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. The total was $562.6 billion over the 16-year period. Annual spending peaked in 2013 with $49.7 billion. Two years later, $48.9 billion was provided for the care, treatment, and prevention of the disease.

Published
18 April 2018
From
EurekAlert (press release)
PEPFAR highlights gains and accountability, while treatment advocates highlight “Deadly Impact” of policy, funding gaps

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief today released its 14th Annual Report to Congress, highlighting advances against HIV globally. It leaves open questions about the eventual success of a program facing persisting challenges of unmet needs, a population explosion among those at greatest risks, flat budget allocations, an unprecedentedly restrictive “Mexico City” policy, and the continued threat of radical funding cuts.

Published
11 April 2018
From
Science Speaks
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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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