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NHS urgently needs to make PrEP available, say HIV prevention organisations

A group of community organisations working on HIV prevention have called for the NHS to speed up its processes and make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available to those

Published
25 November 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Why the UK’s drug strategy should remain a Home Office responsibility

Handing the reins to the Department of Health might seem a liberal-minded approach, but it could mean less is spent on treatment. Drug use simply doesn’t cause as much ill-health as other risky behaviours, so isn't prioritised by health officials. But it is seen as a major cause of crime.

Published
25 November 2014
From
The Guardian
AIDS is No. 1 Killer of African Teenagers

HIV among teenagers is devastating families in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, where AIDS has become the leading cause of death among adolescents. One reason for this shocking teen death toll is the low number of adolescents on antiretroviral treatment (ART).

Published
25 November 2014
From
Inter Press Service
DrugScope responds to Iain Duncan Smith's comments about methadone

A response to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions' article "Now fight the methadone industry that keeps addicts hooked".

Published
25 November 2014
From
DrugScope
Why heroin has made a comeback in America

Last year nearly 700,000 Americans took the drug, twice as many as a decade ago. It is now more popular than crack, by some measures. What explains heroin’s return?

Published
24 November 2014
From
The Economist
HIV diagnoses among UK gay men at all-time high: GMFA response

"Supporting HIV prevention for gay men is crucial", say’s GMFA’s Chief Executive, Matthew Hodson

Published
20 November 2014
From
GMFA
HIV is increasing in young gay men. Will Hollyoaks help raise the alert?

More than 30 years since Aids emerged, Britain is to have its first gay soap opera character with HIV. In January, Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, which next year celebrates its 20th anniversary and which is aimed at young people, will launch a major, long-running storyline following Ste Hay (played by 28-year-old Kieron Richardson) as he comes to terms with the diagnosis. Viewers will witness Ste receiving the results and coping with the social, medical and psychological aftermath.

Published
19 November 2014
From
The Guardian
One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

One in eight gay men in London has HIV according to figures released today, which reveal the disease is three times more prevalent in the capital than the rest of the country.

Published
19 November 2014
From
Evening Standard
HIV in the UK: 76% diagnosed, 90% on treatment, 90% undetectable

The UK’s annual epidemiological report, released yesterday, shows that the country already provides HIV treatment to 90% of people attending clinical services and that 90% of those

Published
19 November 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.

Published
18 November 2014
From
BBC Health

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