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Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

Published
12 June 2016
From
The Independent
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
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
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
Stop stalling and make PrEP for HIV available now

NHS England’s vacillating has thrown into stark relief a health system that is not designed to come to timely and confident decisions about nationally important preventive interventions, for all the talk we hear of prevention being the new health priority. Further delay to pre-exposure prophylaxis risks the NHS appearing discriminatory of populations at risk.

Published
07 June 2016
From
The BMJ
HIV Charity Issues Legal Challenge To NHS For Refusing To Fund HIV Prevention Drug

The National Aids Trust has sent NHS England a legal letter warning that it will submit court papers next Friday. “It shouldn’t have come to this,” the charity’s chief executive told BuzzFeed News.

Published
06 June 2016
From
BuzzFeed
NHS England confuses arse and elbow: block to PrEP ignores UK HIV crisis and will send PEP services into chaos

In an act of breathtaking stupidity, NHS England is scrambling to find bureaucratic loopholes to block access to to the most effective way to prevent HIV transmission... Until PrEP is available, people in need of it should continue to access PEP services, with the waste of time and drugs that this entails.

Published
02 June 2016
From
HIV i-Base
Unrealistic, unaccountable, unacceptable: NHS England and #PrEP

A key policy aim, explicitly stated by Government, NHS and local authorities is the integration of health and social care, and prevention. That means everyone has to take seriously how we prevent avoidable death, disease and disability. In what world could ending new HIV infections not feature among many other things as important, seen against this policy priority?

Published
02 June 2016
From
Jim McManus (blog)
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
Patients who pay £1,000 for life-saving drugs online that would cost NHS £35,000: More and more are doing it - but doctors warn it's a big risk

Doctors predict that internet drug buyers' clubs are the shape of things to come. Graham Cooke, a consultant in infectious diseases at Imperial College London, says he is supervising NHS patients who have received hep C treatments via fixhepc.com. 'This is a growing trend, as the prices for cancer drugs and other treatments mean they are increasingly unavailable on the NHS,' he adds.

Published
01 June 2016
From
Daily Mail
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