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  • Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

    Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

    20 February 2018 | TEDxEuston / YouTube
  • Call for evidence – Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

    What is the public health impact of the Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office, and the Department of Health, particularly on health seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant population?

    14 February 2018 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • NHS chiefs urged to stop giving patient data to immigration officials

    NHS chiefs have been asked to immediately suspend handing over confidential patient data to the Home Office to track down potential immigration offenders as part of its “hostile environment measures”.

    31 January 2018 | The Guardian
  • Migrants' Rights Network Legal Challenge against NHS Data-Sharing Deal

    Charity to challenge secret Home Office-NHS data-sharing deal that puts migrants off seeking vital medical help. Submission to the High Court argues agreement violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.

    09 November 2017 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Helping Women Understand Their True HIV Risk

    To know a woman's real risk for HIV, you have to know more than her sexual behavior and history of sexually transmitted infections. You also have to know about her partner and the background HIV prevalence where she lives, an expert said at the 16th European AIDS Conference.

    30 October 2017 | Medscape (requires free registration)
  • Public Health England sounds data sharing warning

    Health chiefs have joined a protest over NHS data sharing rules, warning that asylum seekers, refugees and migrants will be deterred from seeking treatment. Public Health England (PHE) fears the handing over to the Home Office of personal data from patients - as part of a Government crackdown on illegal immigration – will have “unintended serious consequences”.

    31 May 2017 | UK Authority
  • 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.

    13 February 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • 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

    25 January 2017 | The Guardian
  • PrEP for African migrants in Europe? A research agenda

    Clinical trials and demonstration projects in Europe have focused solely on men having sex with men (MSM). In contrast to global PrEP research, Europe seems to have overlooked heterosexuals at risk of HIV, mostly sub-Saharan African migrants and other ethnic minorities from endemic regions. Research should urgently investigate how to offer PrEP to all people in need: how to stimulate demand, how to deliver it, and how to support adherence.

    31 October 2016 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

    Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

    13 October 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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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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