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Positively UK’s Statement on PrEP

Positively UK welcomes the findings from PROUD and IPERGAY studies, which demonstrate the high effectiveness of usingPre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective tool for HIV prevention and promoting the health of gay men and men who have sex with men. Positively UK joins other UK based HIV and LGBT organisations in urging the NHS to speed up the approval process and make PrEP available.

Published
10 hours ago
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Positively UK
The sale of the London Lighthouse

Dr Rosemary Gillespie, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, bids farewell to a landmark in HIV history.

Published
13 hours ago
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Chinese study sheds light on how well treatment may work as prevention in the real world

A study from the Henan province of China published recently shows that antiretroviral therapy (ART) may not be as effective at suppressing HIV and preventing onward transmission

Published
15 hours ago
By
Gus Cairns
MSM and transgender people are absent from the Global Fund country dialogue in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes.

Published
17 hours ago
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EATG
Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

Published
31 March 2015
From
NAT press release
ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed to invest £2 million per year to encourage MSM and transgender community-led interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and/or HIV status. The first phase of the new programme will cover a period of two years.

Published
31 March 2015
From
Viiv Healthcare press release
How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana — and why we should be paying attention

When you don’t have a health-care system where people have access to testing and treatment, the introduction of one infection into a community of drug users can turn into an outbreak.

Published
31 March 2015
From
Washington Post
Leading drugs charity DrugScope to close due to lack of funds

DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of drug and drug abuse expertise, is to close due to a lack of funds.

Published
31 March 2015
From
The Guardian
Meet Britain’s First HIV-Positive Parliamentary Candidate

In a poignant interview, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate for Vauxhall, reveals the extraordinary, harrowing story of how he contracted the virus, and explains why he felt so compelled to speak out.

Published
31 March 2015
From
Buzzfeed
Aetna to Lower Costs for Most HIV Drugs After Complaint

Aetna Inc. has agreed to reduce out-of-pocket payments for most HIV and AIDS medicines after pressure from an advocacy group, revising coverage that had some patients paying $1,000 a month for the drugs.

Published
30 March 2015
From
Bloomberg
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