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UK-CAB statement on Brexit, HIV and access to medicines

On 19 December 2018, the UK-CAB, an HIV treatment advocacy organisation, published recommendations to mimimise the risk for HIV positive people having an interruption in supply of medicines, due to uncertainty over plans for Brexit.

Published
20 December 2018
From
UK-CAB
Tackling HIV stigma in the health service

The Positive Voices survey shows the experience of stigma is clearly still a reality for many with HIV, even within the health service, where we should expect a better understanding of the condition. As a GP trainee, I am particularly concerned with how stigma may present in general practice.

Published
03 December 2018
From
The King's Fund
Asylum seekers in Britain unable to access healthcare

Cost and fears about how they will be treated, or consequences for their immigration status, are preventing people seeking or refused asylum from using health services, a new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found, prompting a call for greater separation of the immigration and healthcare systems.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Is the end in sight for HIV? by Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM/aidsmap

Matthew Hodson, Executive Director of NAM/aidsmap, explains the many advances in HIV prevention and asks whether the end of HIV is in sight?

Published
30 November 2018
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Drop in new diagnoses shows the importance of HIV testing in ending HIV

Matthew Hodson says the UK can celebrate its latest HIV statistics but country must keep up its momentum - and you can play your part.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Gay Star News
UK smashes targets for reducing transmission of HIV

As our community comes together to mark World AIDS Day, there’s some good news from the UK on HIV prevention. Public Health England have released their annual update on the UK’s progress towards ending the HIV epidemic. This report reflects the analysis of the data that has been collected to the end of 2017, and it demonstrates that the combination prevention strategies being implemented across the UK are really working.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Means Happy
NHS denied treatment for migrants who can’t afford upfront charges

Treatment deemed urgent or “immediately necessary” is meant to still be carried out regardless of ability to pay. However, the Guardian has learned of a patient with an advanced form of blood cancer who was denied urgent chemotherapy after the hospital demanded upfront payment.

Published
14 November 2018
From
The Guardian
NAT calls for restoration of public health funding if Government is to realise its ambitions for prevention

Kat Smithson, Director of Policy and Campaigns at NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “We welcome the Secretary of State's aim to renew the focus on prevention within our health and care system." However, "The ambition of this strategy cannot be reconciled with the £700 million cut to the local public health grant in this spending review period."

Published
05 November 2018
From
NAT
PrEP: NHS 'must urgently offer' HIV breakthrough nationwide as study shows infections cut 25% in a year

'Unacceptable' that PrEP provision in England is capped when there are no limits in other UK nations, National Aids Trust chief says

Published
22 October 2018
From
The Independent
My PrEP Story: Will

As the IMPACT Trial hits its first anniversary, PrEPster co-founder Will Nutland says that the waiting needs to stop: full implementation of PrEP must become a priority.

Published
12 October 2018
From
Prepster

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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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