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Migrant primary care charge proposals shelved... for now...

Migrant rights campaigners can celebrate this week. It seems that ongoing lobbying has led the Department of Health to kick plans for new primary care charges for migrants into the long grass... Now we need to make sure they don't return in the autumn to haunt us.

Published
16 February 2015
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Main party leaders respond to calls for inclusive SRE in all schools

The three main political party leaders in the UK have responded to a campaign calling for LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE).

Published
16 February 2015
From
Pink News
Dept of Health - Charging for primary care de-prioritised and postponed

At a meeting yesterday with the Visitor and Migrant NHS Cost Recovery Programme, the Department of Health announced that plans to extend and amend charging for visitors and migrants for primary care has been de-prioritised and will be subject to public consultation in autumn 2015.

Published
13 February 2015
From
Migrants Rights Network
Dover Health Centre displays 'offensive' sign turning away gay men

An NHS trust has apologised after a health centre displayed an "offensive" notice turning away gay men. The clinic had a sign stating that patients who had been sexually assaulted, who are male and have sex with men, or sex workers could not be tested there.

Published
13 February 2015
From
Kent Online
Lowering the Age for HIV Prevention

The risk of infection is highest among among gay black men in their teens—but Truvada, the drug otherwise known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, is still available only for people 18 and older.

Published
13 February 2015
From
The Atlantic
Pilot study suggests that PrEP for other STIs might work

A small pilot study using a daily dose of the antibiotic doxycycline as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has found that a group of HIV-positive

Published
12 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
amfAR Report Examines Heavy Impact of HIV/AIDS on Black Gay Men in the United States

CDC says one in three Black gay men in the U.S. is living with HIV; Report urges stronger national effort to reduce HIV disparities and better support community

Published
10 February 2015
From
AmFAR
Chemsex is not a drug problem – it’s a sex problem

If you haven’t had sober sex in the last six months, it hardly makes you a raging drug addict. But intimate sexual connections form a very important part of our general well-being, and if we’re relying too heavily on chems to fulfil those needs, then there’s some kind of problem going on.

Published
09 February 2015
From
GMFA
VOICE trial: Microbicide gel may have stopped two out of three HIV infections – in the women who used it

The final published paper on the VOICE trial in women in three African countries mainly reinforces what conference presentations have already shown: this ambitious trial failed to

Published
09 February 2015
By
Gus Cairns
How Well Do Condoms and PrEP Prevent HIV Among Gay and Bi Men?

CDC researchers have estimated how well condoms and PrEP, used independently or in combination, prevent HIV among gay and bisexual men. How much faith can individuals place in these figures?

Published
06 February 2015
From
Poz

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