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UK: Change rules on drugs for HIV, says top doctor

The law that stops visitors to the UK and asylum seekers from getting NHS Aids drugs must be changed, a senior HIV doctor says, not just in the interests of humanity, but because the drugs now reduce the chance that they will infect other people.

Published
29 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Public Service award winner - myhiv.org.uk

The website myhiv.org.uk is part of Terrence Higgins Trust's (THT) LifePlus package of services, which is helping to transform the lives of people living with HIV in the UK.

Published
23 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Doctors criticise London HIV drugs cost-cutting deal

Medical professionals and patient support groups have raised concerns after people with HIV in London have been asked to switch to taking different antiretroviral drugs, as part of cost-cutting measures.

Published
01 November 2011
From
BBC
UK Government Response to Lords Committee on HIV and AIDS

The Government today published its response to the House of Lords Select Committee report, ‘No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom’.

Published
27 October 2011
From
Department of Health
NHS Reforms: Patients Get To Choose Their Hospitals And Doctors

The coalition government continues with health reforms and now offers patients the choice not only on where they would be treated but also on who would treat them, according to new guidelines launched by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. 

Published
12 October 2011
From
eGov Monitor
Cash-strapped London health services must consolidate HIV specialist provision

Commissioning London's HIV Services uses the case study of HIV care in London to show how specific health services could be reformed without the costly overhaul of NHS commissioning as a whole.

Published
06 September 2011
From
Civitas
UK: Lords critical of HIV commissioning proposals

A group of peers has criticised UK government plans to split up the responsibility for commissioning services to deal with HIV.

Published
02 September 2011
From
Supply Management
UK: HIV specialist social workers and their importance

HIV specialist social workers are vital in supporting the client group but, as their posts are cut, generic practitioners will have to learn how to emulate them.

Published
30 August 2011
From
Community Care
London specialist HIV clinic under threat

Europe’s only HIV rehabilitation clinic, based in London, is under threat of closure because of a substantial drop in NHS referrals. The Christian-run Mildmay clinic, in Shoreditch, East London, is Europe’s only HIV centre for those with HIV-related neurocognitive impairment or complex physical rehabilitation needs.

Published
08 August 2011
From
Pink News
UK: HIV patients losing out from cuts to specialist social workers

People with HIV are losing out on vital social care support due to cuts to specialist social worker roles and rising eligibility thresholds.

Published
25 July 2011
From
Community Care

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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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