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  • While The NHS Drags Its Heels On PrEP, This Is How Men Are Being Affected

    Although NHS England increased places in the PrEP Impact Trial to 13,000 participants in summer and recently said it hopes to extend this to 26,000 before 2020, it is yet to confirm when these places will become available – or what will happen when the three-year trial is up. Around 40% of trial clinics across England are currently turning away gay and bisexual men due to oversubscription, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust. Six men who’ve failed to access PrEP have told HuffPost UK the experience has left them feeling “depressed”, “anxious” and “frustrated”.

    12 February 2019 | Huffington Post
  • It’s Time For Government To Get To Grips With The Nation’s Sexual Health

    Ian Green of Terrence Higgins Trust: As demand for sexual health services rises by 13%, funding for public health has been continuously cut, with sexual health service budgets being cut by a quarter.

    06 February 2019 | Huffington Post
  • England: Countdown to hep C eradication

    NHS England’s target date to eliminate hepatitis C is now just six years away. DDN hears what progress has been made, and what’s left to achieve, at the LJWG on Substance Use and Hepatitis C annual conference.

    05 February 2019 | Drink & Drug News
  • England: HIV Prevention Innovation Fund 2018-2019

    Public Health England has announced the 14 local projects that have been awarded a share of the £600,000 fund available in 2018/19. The selected projects offer new and innovative ways to address key issues in HIV prevention and to support groups and communities most in need.

    31 January 2019 | Public Health England
  • Sadiq Khan – It’s vital London plays its role in tackling stigma and wiping out this disease forever

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gives his support to our AIDSfree appeal and explains why this week’s Global Forum in London is vital in the battle against HIV

    30 January 2019 | The Independent
  • UK government announces plan for zero HIV transmissions by 2030

    Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock will make the following statement: ‘So today we’re setting a new goal: eradicating HIV transmission in England by 2030. No new infections within the next decade. Becoming one of the first countries to reach the UN zero infections target by 2030.’ Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust (NAT), said ‘action must urgently follow’ the announcement.

    30 January 2019 | Gay Star News
  • For the greatest impact, end caps on PrEP access now

    NHS England continues to limit the roll-out of PrEP. Waiting until the Impact trial completes is reckless—for the greatest impact, make PrEP available now to all who need it.

    25 January 2019 | Lancet HIV (editorial)
  • HIV prevention gridlock as proposed extra NHS PrEP delayed

    A proposal to double the number of people able to access PrEP (a highly effective HIV prevention pill) through the PrEP Impact Trial has been delayed by the trial oversight board. This is despite the fact that NHS England has agreed to fund the additional 13,000 places. Currently, many clinics have no spaces for additional patients and are turning away people at high risk of HIV, some of whom are going on to acquire the virus.

    23 January 2019 | National AIDS Trust
  • PrEP IMPACT trial update – January 2019

    The PrEP Oversight Board met on 15th January 2019. The main item for discussion was a recommendation from the research team to increase trial places... Before final approval is given, the Board asked that rapid engagement with local authority commissioners and research sites be undertaken to assess their capacity to accept additional places... The Board will meet again within the next few weeks once these actions are complete, to confirm final decisions on increasing capacity, after which point additional places could then be allocated to participating clinics.

    23 January 2019 | NHS England
  • This Is What It’s Like To Lose Your Local Sexual Health Clinic Under Austerity

    In a new series, HuffPost UK is examining how shrinking local budgets are affecting people’s daily lives. These are stories of what it’s like to lose, in a society that is quietly changing.

    23 January 2019 | Huffington Post
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