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No new cases of HIV among people in Wales taking PrEP

Vaughan Gething, the Welsh minister for health and social services, said he was “delighted” that access to PrEP was now “fully embedded” into sexual health services.

21 July 2019
The Pharmaceutical Journal
UK: Take home naloxone is not reaching those who most need it

Naloxone is key is to addressing the current opioid crisis, but poor systemic distribution means it isn’t saving the lives it should, says Zoe Carre

11 July 2019
NHS England recommends uncapped PrEP trial access

NHS England have announced five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped number of places on the ongoing IMPACT Trial. This follows a meeting yesterday between Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, NAT (National AIDS Trust), Terrence Higgins Trust, and PrEPster.

08 July 2019
National Health Executive
Nine HIV diagnoses in men on PrEP waiting list, Manchester

Nine gay men are known to have seroconverted since being put on a waiting list for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at a single Manchester clinic, Dr Sally Jewsbury

01 July 2019
Roger Pebody
The Slow Rollout Of PrEP Is Denying Gay Men Their Right To Human Dignity

Gay men are already a socially marginalised and stigmatised group – their health can no longer continue to be sacrificed, National AIDS Trust's Yused Azad writes

24 June 2019
Huffington Post
Government is accused of 'not caring' about HIV after 'disgraceful' decision to deny people in England access to free self-testing kits

Public Health England last year offered firms the chance to sell their self-testing kits to the NHS, but later withdrew the offer completely. In a scathing attack on the move, the manufacturer of a type of testing kit branded it 'disgraceful', 'discriminatory' and 'small-minded'.

10 June 2019
Daily Mail
Government confirms sexual and reproductive health will remain with local authorities

The Government has concluded a review of commissioning arrangements for certain public health functions, including sexual and reproductive health, that was announced in the NHS Long Term Plan. Many sexual and reproductive health clinic services are currently commissioned by local authorities through the Public Health Grant and Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, confirmed yesterday that this would remain the case.

07 June 2019
National AIDS Trust
England: Government rejects NHS move on public health services

A departmental review has decided local government will “continue to lead” on public health, putting to an end speculation the NHS would take control of these services. However, the Department of Health and Social Care’s report concluded sexual health commissioning should be shared between local councils and the NHS.

07 June 2019
Health Service Journal
England: Sexual health figures mask serious trends and inequalities

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information, say the Health and Social Care Committee in its report on sexual health.

02 June 2019
Case study: HIV campaign exceeds expectations and delivers life-changing results

A web TV series depicting the sex life of a young gay man is helping to protect others at risk of contracting HIV, as part of a successful campaign for 56 Dean Street, London's biggest NHS-run sexual health clinic.

14 May 2019
PR Week
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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