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HIV activism: 'It feels more like social work than my day job in adult services'

I won’t be the first person from a disadvantaged group who has been motivated to do social work. But having worked in a range of adult health settings since qualifying, it has failed to satisfy me, so in July 2015 I founded Live HIV Neutral – an activists’ working network. Its focus is challenging HIV stigma and it aims to broaden the dialogue about HIV prevention to the mainstream arena; only in such forums will stigma be overcome.

Published
25 May 2016
From
The Guardian
HIV services face cuts in worst hit areas

Support services for people living with HIV in South London are at risk of being cut, it has been revealed today. The proposed cuts to advice and counselling services will affect people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, where HIV rates are soaring far above the national average.

Published
25 May 2016
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
A National Nurse-led Audit of the Standards for Psychological Support for Adults Living with HIV

NHIVNA is delighted to announce its first audit, which is a national clinical audit of psychological support and emotional well-being among adults with HIV infection in the UK.

Published
23 May 2016
From
National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
Our Day Of Reckoning In The Fight Against HIV

There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Published
23 May 2016
From
The Huffington Post
David Cameron: I want to change the world on global LGBT rights - and get PrEP fixed

From David Cameron's interview: "I think too often issues can come up that affect LGBT people but they’re not acted on fast enough. I think there’s a good case with the Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) that people in the community want us to act on. It was raised in the House of Commons last week, and I’m going to make sure that whether it’s NICE or the Department of Health, let’s get through the gears a bit faster and see if we can get this fixed."

Published
20 May 2016
From
Pink News
Leading sexual health specialist says 'HIV prevention wonder drug' must be available on the NHS NOW

A 'game-changing' pill which can prevent HIV must be made available on the NHS now, a leading sexual health expert said today. If used in the correct manner, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment, can be effective in stopping transmission of the virus in almost all cases.

Published
19 May 2016
From
Mail Online
HIV community gives 'Nul Points' Eurovision verdict to NHS England over PrEP delays

The HIV community is uniting during Eurovision week to give a damning verdict on NHS England’s delays on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). The verdict is a resounding ‘Nul points’. The theme of Eurovision this year is ‘Come Together’, and community organisations and campaigners are coming together to make their message heard on social media. As the Eurovision Final approaches, PrEP supporters have begun tweeting NHS England with photos of themselves holding up ‘Nul points’ signs.

Published
14 May 2016
From
prepaccess.org.uk
New funding for local HIV prevention

Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives.

Published
10 May 2016
From
Public Health England
Second update to the BHIVA-BASHH Position Statement on PrEP in the UK

This second update follows the recent NHS England decision on the commissioning and provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in which they declined to recommend a full roll-out of PrEP but offered £2 million for a small pilot implementation project.

Published
04 May 2016
From
BHIVA / BASHH
Opt-out HIV testing in a hospital emergency department may cost less than managing two patients with undiagnosed HIV

Opt-out HIV testing in accident and emergency departments in areas of high HIV prevalence is likely to save NHS trusts money by avoiding expensive in-patient admissions for

Published
26 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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