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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
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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
56 Dean St’s Dr Alan McOwan on London’s recent drop in new HIV infections

56 Dean Street clinic’s Dr Alan McOwan explains how last year London saw a drop in new HIV infections and what needs to be done next to continue this significant success.

Published
03 February 2017
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Boyz
English High Court refers Truvada SPC case to EU Court of Justice

The English High Court has referred a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) dispute over Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) to Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The SPC if granted would effectively extend Gilead's patent rights over Truvada till 2020. If rejected Truvada's patent protection would expire at the same time as tenofovir's, i.e. this summer. For the full judgment, see http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2017/13.html#para8

Published
27 January 2017
From
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (free subscription needed to read)
NHS hands over patient records to Home Office for immigration crackdown

Number of government requests to access confidential non-clinical details rises threefold since 2014 in drive to track down immigration offenders

Published
25 January 2017
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The Guardian
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
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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
From
Financial Times
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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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