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Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

Published
22 March 2017
From
BBC
Exposed: Huge national cuts to HIV support services

New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales.

Published
21 March 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
Experts urge policymakers to address emerging ‘perfect storm’ for sexual health

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) welcomes the publication of today’s report by the King’s Fund ‘Understanding NHS financial pressures’ and urges policymakers and commissioners to take notice of its findings, particularly those highlighting the detrimental impact that growing pressures are having on genitourinary medicine (GUM) services.

Published
15 March 2017
From
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
Understanding NHS financial pressures

This report examines the impact of NHS financial pressures on patient care across four different parts of the health system, including genito-urinary medicine (GUM).

Published
14 March 2017
From
The King's Fund
Clinical Commissioning Policy: Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents

TAF containing products can be made available to patients who have defined renal or bone problems or who have medical reasons why they cannot take other HIV drugs.

Published
06 March 2017
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NHS England
An excellent graphical history of drug treatment in the UK

Lifeline recently published an excellent infographic crammed with information on the way drug and alcohol treatment services have been funded over the last 30 years. It contains information on how the various cultural and political shifts over that time have altered the expectations on these services.

Published
02 March 2017
From
Russell Webster (blog)
Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

Theresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month. The charities from the Specialised Healthcare Alliance said this rationing is taking place without sufficient public scrutiny.

Published
21 February 2017
From
The Guardian
UK Ministers Accused Of "Out-Trumping Trump" Over Use Of Health Data To Track Alleged Illegal Immigrants

The NHS and the Home Office signed a secret deal to hand over addresses of people accused of immigration offences – causing leading charities to warn of serious health risks.

Published
13 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Unique CliniQ: honest, open and non-judgemental

The cliniQ service is offering trans and non-binary people health care with dignity, writes Elaine Cole.

Published
13 February 2017
From
Nursing Standard
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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