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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
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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
New report: HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver?

Effective healthcare must begin with the needs of the individual patient (whole person care) rather than with the convenience of the separate elements of the healthcare system. It has to be integrated and joined up. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) have been tasked by the NHS with improving the integration of services and care around the individual patient and local populations. NAT set out to establish whether STPs can deliver improved integrated care for people living with HIV.

Published
09 October 2018
From
NAT
Fears over HIV drugs in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit

Healthcare advocates highlight concerns over slower access to the newest HIV drugs when the UK leaves the European Union next year

Published
02 October 2018
From
Gay Star News
UK: Government funding cuts leave sexual health and HIV care at 'breaking point'

Surveys of members of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) provide new evidence of pressure on over stretched sexual health services and a sector at 'breaking point'.

Published
29 September 2018
From
BHIVA press release
This Is What Could Happen To People With HIV If There’s A No-Deal Brexit

The supply of drugs, access to new treatments, and staffing levels at clinics could all be affected, warn experts. “This is a basic public health issue,” said Stephen Doughty MP.

Published
25 September 2018
From
BuzzFeed News

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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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