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HIV activism: 'It feels more like social work than my day job in adult services'

I won’t be the first person from a disadvantaged group who has been motivated to do social work. But having worked in a range of adult health settings since qualifying, it has failed to satisfy me, so in July 2015 I founded Live HIV Neutral – an activists’ working network. Its focus is challenging HIV stigma and it aims to broaden the dialogue about HIV prevention to the mainstream arena; only in such forums will stigma be overcome.

Published
21 hours ago
From
The Guardian
Demon or savior? Aids activist at war to make condoms in porn the law

At the entrance to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, a staffer wears a red T-shirt bearing the slogan “Condoms are Cool”. Down the hallway is the office of Michael Weinstein, the forthright head of the billion-dollar not-for-profit organization who is the first to volunteer that he is regarded as a “condom Nazi”.

Published
25 May 2016
From
The Guardian
HIV services face cuts in worst hit areas

Support services for people living with HIV in South London are at risk of being cut, it has been revealed today. The proposed cuts to advice and counselling services will affect people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, where HIV rates are soaring far above the national average.

Published
25 May 2016
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
UNITAID launches global initiative to prevent tuberculosis

UNITAID is calling for innovative proposals to make new, shorter preventive treatment regimens more easily available to those who could benefit most. The proposals that show most promise will be recommended for funding.

Published
25 May 2016
From
UNITAID
A National Nurse-led Audit of the Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV

NHIVNA is delighted to announce its first audit, which is a national clinical audit of psychological support and emotional well-being among adults with HIV infection in the UK.

Published
23 May 2016
From
National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
Our Day Of Reckoning In The Fight Against HIV

There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Published
23 May 2016
From
The Huffington Post
David Cameron: I want to change the world on global LGBT rights - and get PrEP fixed

From David Cameron's interview: "I think too often issues can come up that affect LGBT people but they’re not acted on fast enough. I think there’s a good case with the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) that people in the community want us to act on. It was raised in the House of Commons last week, and I’m going to make sure that whether it’s NICE or the Department of Health, let’s get through the gears a bit faster and see if we can get this fixed."

Published
20 May 2016
From
Pink News
House of Lords to debate how Government can eliminate HIV in the UK

A debate will be held in the House of Lords, after a question was asked by Lord Guy Black of Brentwood on how the Government plans to bring down rates of HIV transmission.

Published
20 May 2016
From
PinkNews
PrEP uptake poised to grow as physicians gain insight, stigmas fade

Experts say some barriers that have led to a slow initial uptake in PrEP are beginning to crumble as more doctors learn about FTC/TDF and stigmas surrounding its use begin to fade.

Published
19 May 2016
From
Infectious Disease News
Leading sexual health specialist says 'HIV prevention wonder drug' must be available on the NHS NOW

A 'game-changing' pill which can prevent HIV must be made available on the NHS now, a leading sexual health expert said today. If used in the correct manner, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment, can be effective in stopping transmission of the virus in almost all cases.

Published
19 May 2016
From
Mail Online
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