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London councils agree to take 60% new PrEP trial patients, but it might not be enough

A stalemate over who would take more patients on to PrEP trial has ended. London councils have agreed to increase places on city PrEP trial.

Published
15 April 2019
From
Gay Star News
London: Tower Hamlets Mayor calls for Government to fund PrEP for all to stop HIV transmission

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has written to Matt Hancock the Secretary of State for health, to call for the funding of HIV treatment that could stop the spread of HIV, saving the NHS millions of pounds.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Tower Hamlets council
UK: Ministers accused of cover-up over migrant health reports

Ministers have been accused of a cover-up for refusing to release official reports into whether migrants’ health has been harmed since they began being charged upfront for NHS care before they can be treated.

Published
05 April 2019
From
The Guardian
King's College Hospital launches first transgender sexual health service for South London

9 March 2019 - King’s College Hospital in Camberwell is launching the first sexual health service in south London for trans people. In partnership with cliniQ, the new service will offer a range of health and wellbeing initiatives.

Published
01 April 2019
From
King's College Hospital
Councils seek NHS funding to cover drug trial pressures

London councils seeking “additional funding” from NHS England to help cover costs of PrEP trial places. Thousands of trial places at risk unless NHS provides around £3.5m. Fifteen MPs and Lords’ members have written to Matt Hancock to demand “sustainable solution”

Published
27 March 2019
From
Health Service Journal
The HSJ Awards: A digital programme tailored for a high risk group for HIV

Dean Street PRIME, a sexual health clinic that is part of Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust, commissioned an online series that explores the complexities of modern gay sex lives, and won the 2018 HSJ Awards for Patient Digital Participation

Published
26 March 2019
From
Health Service Journal
UK Government appoints first National Adviser for LGBT Health

Clinical adviser in the NHS appointed to advise on LGBT health issues. Expert panel also appointed, which will focus on key issues such as conversion therapy, improving access and tackling inequality in healthcare.

Published
18 March 2019
From
gov.uk
LGBT+ health adviser urges Britain to make HIV-prevention drug free

Britain’s first national adviser for LGBT+ health has said the roll-out of a highly effective HIV prevention pill could save hundreds of thousands of pounds for the country’s publicly funded health authority. In an exclusive interview Michael Brady, who will take up the role on April 1, said a planned roll-out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) - a once-daily pill that protects against HIV – in England would prove cost effective “very quickly”.

Published
18 March 2019
From
Reuters
Sex clinics show how competition can improve England’s NHS

Patients can walk into clinics without a referral, so providers have to compete for their business.

Published
15 March 2019
From
The Economist (requires free registration)
Sadiq Khan: Cash row is denying Londoners access to HIV ‘wonder drug’

The London mayor said: “I’m shocked that the Government is failing to provide local authorities in London with the funding they need to provide PrEP to all those who could benefit.”

Published
12 March 2019
From
Evening Standard
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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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