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  • A reduction in new HIV diagnoses is no reason to reduce effort

    The drop in new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men must be seen as an indicator of the reductions that are possible, rather than meaning that the job is done or that a downwards trajectory in new diagnoses will continue in the future. Importantly, so far these reductions have only been seen in one population group.

    15 November 2017 | The King's Fund
  • £600,000 funding of 12 projects by PHE to help prevent HIV

    Public Health England (PHE) has announced the projects which have been awarded funding from the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2017 to 2018. The projects have been chosen from across England to receive total funding of £600,000 from the Department of Health through PHE.

    14 November 2017 | Public Health England
  • Migrants' Rights Network Legal Challenge against NHS Data-Sharing Deal

    Charity to challenge secret Home Office-NHS data-sharing deal that puts migrants off seeking vital medical help. Submission to the High Court argues agreement violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.

    09 November 2017 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Nearly all NHS gender identity clinics are missing maximum waiting times

    Only one of the UK’s Gender Identity Clinics (GIC) average waiting times is meeting the required NHS wide 18-week referral time from GP to an appointment. A joint investigation by trans activists and Gay Star News reveals the most up-to-date figures.

    02 November 2017 | Gay Star News
  • Public health: dashboards and decline

    The colour-coded rankings of local authorities are at once delightfully simple and seductively simplistic. The danger is that the Dashboard draws the eye away from how good or bad things actually are by focusing on rankings which are relative and have no objective meaning.

    31 October 2017 | Collective Voice
  • Top gay sexual health clinic forced to turn away four out of five people a day

    Around 1,500 people are trying to get just 300 appointments at the most popular sexual health clinic for gay and bi men in the UK, after other clinics closed. Now experts are warning the cuts could lead to sexual infections rising in the UK capital.

    30 October 2017 | Gay Star News
  • LGBT charity criticised over staff guidelines allowing sex with clients

    Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redrafted.

    23 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • Fuming about Funding

    This blog is going to be a rant. It’s based on my observations over the last couple of decades as our sterling third sector organisations (they were called ‘Vol Orgs’ back then) have faced more and more hurdles to survive. The Chief Executives spend the majority of their time writing funding applications late into the night and over the weekends, chasing smaller and smaller grants. That’s less time on strategic planning of service development and even less time supporting the development of their staff and volunteers.

    16 October 2017 | Pink Therapy
  • Gay rights activists welcome NHS questioning of patients over sexuality

    NHS England has issued a new standard requiring staff to “record sexual orientation at every face to face contact with the patient, where no record of this data already exists”. It argues that the data is needed to ensure it meets its obligations under the 2010 Equality Act and will help it better tackle health problems that are more prevalent among lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

    16 October 2017 | The Guardian
  • STI warning as clinics close in London and self-testing is delayed

    People are being denied care at overburdened sexual health clinics after a wave of closures and huge delays to a controversial new self-testing scheme for diseases such as herpes and syphilis, health experts are warning.

    16 October 2017 | The Guardian
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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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