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Men to get HPV vaccine in new drive to combat cancer, announces health minister Jane Ellison

The first men in England have started receiving the vaccination as part of a pilot to stamp out cancers and genital disease. The scheme went live in two clinics this week and will eventually see 40,000 men vaccinated to protect them against penile, anal and other cancers. The project is specifically targeted at men who have sex with men, but ministers are exploring the possibility of rolling out the HPV vaccine to all boys.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Evening Standard
UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS Final Declaration

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
UNAIDS and PEPFAR announce dramatic reductions in new HIV infections among children in the 21 countries most affected by HIV in Africa

Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
Tories blasted for 'delaying' HIV prevention pill PrEP by launching another review

Charities have attacked the Tories for "delaying" a vital HIV prevention pill by launching a fresh review by NICE of what it will cost. Campaigners say the review is just a "delaying tactic" and there is already plenty of evidence the drug works.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Daily Mirror
The end of AIDS as a global health threat: science-based or science fiction? - Side-event at the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

This side event showcases progress made to date and highlight current and future challenges for biomedical and sociobehavioural science. It provides an opportunity to present the cutting edge science in the context of other research perspectives that will take us to the end of AIDS and advocate for continued investment in the global scientific endeavour.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UN Web TV
Advocacy brief for UN High Level Meeting says The Global Fund and key populations are delivering results

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) has released an advocacy brief aimed at stakeholders who are involved in the 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.

Published
08 June 2016
From
Global Fund Observer
Thailand is first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

Thailand today received validation from WHO for having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, becoming the first country in Asia and the Pacific region and also the first with a large HIV epidemic to ensure an AIDS-free generation.

Published
08 June 2016
From
UNAIDS
MPs Accuse Minister Of “Having Head In The Sand” Over HIV Prevention Drug

Public health minister Jane Ellison faced a hostile and protracted grilling by MPs from both sides of the House of Commons on Tuesday over the NHS’s refusal last week to fund the drug that prevents HIV, in a regime known as PrEP.

Published
07 June 2016
From
BuzzFeed
UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS faces battle over key populations

Activists say that a United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, due to be finalised this week at a UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York,

Published
07 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS - Where’s the UK?

At the last High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in 2011, the coalition government sent a delegation led by Minister Stephan O’Brien. But sadly, this time round, no minister from the UK Government will attend. In addition, the Department for International Development (DFID), the lead department for this UN meeting, is not planning to send a senior member of staff either.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Huffington Post

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