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Birmingham charity Saving Lives welcomes government funding for opt-out HIV testing

Catherine Muxworthy December 1, 2023

After it was announced by Health Secretary, Victoria Atkins, that a new ÂŁ20m programme would roll out opt-out blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C across 46 hospitals in England, Birmingham charity Saving Lives celebrated this great step in early diagnosis and treatment. Saving Lives strongly welcomes the government’s decision to fund opt-out […]

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Let Communities Lead: Working towards zero HIV stigma and discrimination in Brighton & Hove

December 1, 2023

Words by Eileen Nixon, Consultant Nurse and co-chair of HIV Stigma Group. Photos by Simon Pepper Photography.  In spirit of the global theme for this year’s World AIDS Day – Let Communities Lead – I am writing on behalf of the Brighton & Hove Fast Track City Towards Zero HIV Stigma Group. The HIV Stigma […]

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“Remember, Celebrate, Educate”: Birmingham to come together on World AIDS Day to help eliminate HIV

Graham Robson November 30, 2023

Local government, the NHS and charities are joining forces in a trail-blazing collaboration to mark this year’s World AIDS Day in Birmingham – and the teamwork could point towards achieving the elimination of HIV, say experts. Birmingham City Council, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham-based charities including Saving Lives, the team behind the […]

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Community News

Jason Sutton aka drag icon Miss Jason becomes Patron of the Sussex Beacon

Graham Robson November 30, 2023

Brighton-based HIV charity the Sussex Beacon has announced Jason Sutton has become a Patron of the charity. Known to many as ‘Miss Jason’, Jason’s work as a drag performer has thrilled audiences across the nation for many years. His unique style has made him a favourite of people of all ages. Paul Hilly, Chair of the Sussex Beacon, said: “We’re delighted that Jason has […]

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Study into PrEP use at sexual health clinics confirms it to be extremely effective at preventing HIV

Graham Robson November 30, 2023

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective at preventing HIV acquisition and should be used more widely by eligible groups, a new study into PrEP’s real-world effectiveness has confirmed. While studies have previously been carried out on the effectiveness of PrEP within clinical settings, this is the largest real-world study involving trial participants at sexual […]

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Community News

Iconic musician Holly Johnson visits local HIV charity, the Sussex Beacon

Graham Robson November 20, 2023

Legendary musician Holly Johnson took time out of his Holly Johnson Says Relax tour last week, to visit local HIV charity, the Sussex Beacon. Ahead of a show that night at the Brighton Dome, Holly and a few close friends spent time looking around the main centre of the Beacon, chatting with members of the team, […]

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Health

Emergency Department Opt-Out Testing a “triumph”. New report finds thousands tested and diagnosed with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C

Graham Robson November 9, 2023

A new report published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the University of Bristol has found that the NHSE Emergency Opt-Out testing Programme for bloodborne viruses has helped to diagnose thousands of people with serious infections. The report, commissioned by NHS England (NHSE), evaluates the first 12 months of the NHSE funded Emergency […]

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DIARY: World AIDS Day 2023 in Brighton & Hove

November 7, 2023

What’s on in Brighton & Hove in the run up to and on World AIDS Day – Friday, December 1. WORLD AIDS DAY CABARET FUNDRAISER for Terrence Higgins Trust South with hosts Drag With No Name and Portia at Charles Street Tap, Brighton on Thursday, November 30 at 7.30pm. Acts include: Kara Van Park, Mrs Moore, Sally Vate, Rose Garden, Davina […]

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Features

HIV, time’s up! A World AIDS Day message from Terrence Higgins Trust

October 29, 2023

Friday, December 1 is World AIDS Day. With every ribbon we remember those we’ve lost to HIV. Many of those who died from AIDS-related illnesses in the early days of the epidemic were deliberately forgotten due to the stigma and discrimination that was rife at the time. That’s why it’s so important to pay tribute […]

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Brighton and Sussex Medical School – vibrant research programmes

October 28, 2023

The Sexual Health and HIV Research Group within Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) supports a vibrant research programme focused on four interlinked research themes: HIV and sexually transmitted infections prevention and treatment; ageing and comorbidities; development of new models of care, and implementation of injectable antiretrovirals to treat HIV. We also have partnerships in […]

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