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Community statement: We need PrEP on the NHS now

Thirty-two organisations, including NAM, demand HIV prevention drug PrEP to be routinely available on the NHS by 1 April 2019.

Published
17 July 2018
From
National AIDS Trust
Emerging sex disease Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) 'could become next superbug'

A little known sexually transmitted infection could become the next superbug unless people become more vigilant, experts are warning. Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can leave some women infertile.

Published
11 July 2018
From
BBC
Fears of future strain on NHS as councils slash health programmes

Hospitals will bear the brunt of “incredibly shortsighted” cuts to public health initiatives that will lead to more people having a heart attack or getting cancer, experts are warning. Key services, including those to help people quit smoking, manage their sexual health or stay off drugs, are among those being subjected to the deepest cuts.

Published
09 July 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV Scotland is facing annihilation due to funding cuts. This can’t be allowed to happen

Amid the froth of last week’s shambolic Scottish Government reshuffle, it escaped widespread notice that the ministerial wage bill rose by £275,000. That’s almost pound for pound what HIV Scotland is going to lose in funding at the end of July.

Published
09 July 2018
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The i
The Head Of An LGBT Charity That Collapsed Due To Lavish Spending Has Been Given A Boardroom Ban As "A Warning To Others"

Jo Harvey-Barringer has been disqualified from working in a range of roles within the private and public sectors. The decision follows a 2016 BuzzFeed News investigation that revealed allegations of serious financial mismanagement at her charity.

Published
29 June 2018
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Buzzfeed
Statement on the announcement of extra £20 billion funding for NHS

The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) is calling for prevention and social care to be included in how the NHS spends its £20 billion ‘birthday present’.

Published
19 June 2018
From
The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH)
Ten years on since the start of the HPV vaccine programme – what impact is it having?

Ten years ago the UK introduced the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination into the national routine programme, which is offered to adolescent girls in secondary school.This means that this generation will be well protected from developing cervical cancer in the future, which is caused by HPVs 99% of the time.

Published
18 June 2018
From
Public Health England
NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial - NAT comment

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “This proposed trial expansion, from 10,000 to 13,000 participants, is essential and we urge NHS England to confirm the decision urgently. This expansion was first proposed by NAT as necessary to estimate accurately the likely long-term needs of a routinely commissioned PrEP programme and it’s great news that this is now on the table.

Published
18 June 2018
From
National AIDS Trust
Elton John Just Blasted The Government For "Savage Cuts" To Sexual Health Services

"This fight is being harmed by a lack of investment," the rock star said at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Lecture on HIV.

Published
09 June 2018
From
Buzzfeed
Cuts to sexual-health services in England imminent

Some sexual-health clinics face closure or reduced hours as almost half the councils in England plan to cut spending, a BBC investigation reveals.

Published
06 June 2018
From
BBC
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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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