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Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

Published
19 January 2017
By
Roger Pebody
HIV diagnoses falling steeply, early figures show: London clinics see hope in increased use of pre-exposure prophylaxis

Early figures from four London sexual health clinics reveal a steep decline in the rate of HIV diagnoses in 2016, raising the possibility that the virus could be managed out of existence in the UK. The fall might be explained by the increased use of medicines called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. The medicines are provided by the clinics but are also for sale online, though they are not available on the NHS.

Published
13 January 2017
From
Financial Times
London doctors on verge of defeating HIV thanks to new programme

London doctors believe they could be on course to defeat HIV after a dramatic fall in the number of new infections, the Standard can reveal. An early intervention programme imported from San Francisco has seen a 42 per cent reduction in new cases of HIV at 56 Dean Street in Soho, the biggest sexual health clinic in Europe.

Published
11 January 2017
From
London Evening Standard
This Is How Much The NHS Spent Trying To Avoid Paying For The HIV Prevention Drug

NHS England spent over £100,000 fighting a court case and bringing an appeal in a failed attempt to avoid providing the drug that prevents HIV, BuzzFeed News can reveal.

Published
05 January 2017
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Buzzfeed
The ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Aids?

A surge in the use of preventative drugs is reducing risk but with more than 36m people living with HIV a huge challenge remains.

Published
05 January 2017
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Financial Times
Every missed HIV diagnosis is a failure of care

Response from Professor Chloe Orkin, chair of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), to an article discouraging GPs from offering HIV testing.

Published
24 December 2016
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Pulse
The UK’s largest sexual health clinic saw a 40% drop in new HIV infections this year

The clinic at 56 Dean Street in Soho, central London, the largest sexual health clinic in the UK, saw an unprecedented 40% drop in new HIV diagnoses

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Hepatitis C patients 'go abroad for drugs'

Charities and liver specialists are warning that people with Hepatitis C are buying medications from India, to avoid long waits on the NHS. Radio 4's You & Yours has seen confidential documents, which suggest the cost to the NHS of some medications has dropped by nearly three-quarters, but experts say that NHS England still has not increased the number of patients it will treat.

Published
19 December 2016
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BBC Radio 4 (audio)
Terrence Higgins Trust announces Jonathan McShane as new Chair of Trustees

Jonathan McShane has a wealth of experience in public health. He is currently the Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Devolution in the London Borough of Hackney, Chair of Hackney’s Health and Wellbeing Board and represents the Local Government Association on public health issues. The charity also warmly welcomes two new trustees to the Board – Dr Jake Bayley and Dr Laura Waters – and is pleased that current trustee Ant Babajee will serve another term.

Published
13 December 2016
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
NHS England fudges PrEP access and delays on-demand access to PrEP by years; blocks doctors from prescribing PrEP now

It is difficult to be impressed with this compromise. Rather than meet the real need of people currently at highest risk, it will further delay access to an option to prevent HIV transmission that has clearly passed the criteria for safety, efficacy and effectiveness laid out for other NHS treatments.

Published
04 December 2016
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HIV i-Base
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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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