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BHIVA statement on 31 May NHS update on commissioning and provision of PrEP for HIV prevention

While NHS England continues to hide behind spurious legal arguments, 17 people a day are diagnosed with HIV in the UK, most of them in England.

Published
02 June 2016
From
BHIVA
Many South African people whose HIV has been diagnosed have unprotected sex with a serodiscordant partner before starting ART

Among a sample of South Africans living with diagnosed HIV infection in South Africa and waiting to start antiretroviral therapy (ART), one quarter reported recent

Published
02 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
London Councils: NHS ‘stalling’ HIV prevention decision until drug patent expiry

Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, London Councils’ Executive Member for Health, said: “NHS England is playing a waiting game until the PrEP drug comes off patent in 2018 and London Councils and our health partners do not believe it is acceptable to let any more Londoners contract HIV while we wait.”

Published
01 June 2016
From
Pink News
India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

At least 2,234 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months alone, say officials.

Published
01 June 2016
From
BBC News
ViiV Healthcare and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to Collaborate on Fast-Track Cities

ViiV Healthcare and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced a global collaboration to support 16 cities from around the world that are participating in Fast-Track Cities. This collaboration between ViiV Healthcare and IAPAC is designed to help advance Fast Track Cities goals to build upon, strengthen, and leverage their existing HIV programmes and resources to attain Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets, and i.ncrease utilisation of combination prevention

Published
01 June 2016
From
ViiV Healthcare press release
Kremlin Experts Blame Condoms for Russian HIV Epidemic

Kremlin-backed experts have described condoms as the main cause of Russia HIV epidemic, the Kommersant newspaper reported Tuesday. The report from the Russian Institute for Strategic Research (RISR) described the country's HIV problem as part of information war against Russia.

Published
01 June 2016
From
Moscow Times
NHS refusal to fund HIV prevention treatment is shameful, say charities

NHS England’s specialised services committee confirmed an earlier decision that the treatment fell outside its remit because preventative services were the responsibility of local authorities. Ian Green, chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “This is a shameful day for HIV prevention. This country used to lead the way in the fight against the HIV epidemic, but today, our national health service has washed its hands of one of the most stunning breakthroughs we’ve seen."

Published
01 June 2016
From
The Guardian
Further update on commissioning and provision of Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP) for HIV prevention

NHS England's Specialised Services Commissioning Committee met today. They have accepted NHS England’s external legal advice of 21 March that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP. They reiterate their offer of £2m to run a number of early implementer test sites in partnership with Public Health England over the next two years.

Published
31 May 2016
From
NHS England
Sex Without Shame – four men reveal how PrEP has changed their attitudes to sex, relationships and HIV

Much has been said about the delays and indecision within NHS England on whether PrEP should be made available to those most at risk. But what about those people for whom PrEP is already part of their daily life? Those people who are already protected from HIV infection with a daily pill? People who are at high risk of HIV, but whose supply of PrEP will soon run out?

Published
31 May 2016
From
Gay Times
Rhetoric Versus Reality: Can the Next President 'End AIDS' in the United States?

What would "ending AIDS" as an epidemic in the U.S. by 2025 look like?

Published
31 May 2016
From
The Body

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