NAT release new report on HIV & women in the UK

Gscene Editorial Team November 6, 2019

NAT (National AIDS Trust) have released a statement on Public Health England, Sophia Forum and Terrence Higgins Trust’s new joint report, HIV: women in the UK


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Community News

NHS England recommends uncapped access to PrEP trial

Besi Besemar July 6, 2019

NHS England announce five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped number of places on the ongoing IMPACT Trial.

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More funding for sexual health services urgently needed

Besi Besemar June 5, 2019

Increases in STI diagnoses show more funding for sexual health services urgently needed. New STI figures published by Public Health England show there were 447,694 STIs reported in England in 2018.

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Select committee confirms sexual health funding crisis

Besi Besemar June 2, 2019

The Health and Social Care Select Committee report on sexual health highlights the ongoing funding crisis faced by sexual health services following public health cuts alongside unacceptable standards in service provision caused by a disjointed system, welcomed by NAT (National AIDS Trust).

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First long-acting HIV treatment injections pass trial 

Gary Hart March 11, 2019

Injections, that could one day be an alternative to daily pills for people living with HIV, have been shown to be effective in maintaining viral suppression, bringing them one step closer to market.

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London boroughs respond to concerns raised about distribution of places on extended ‘Impact’ PrEP trial

Besi Besemar March 10, 2019

London boroughs restate their commitment to reducing HIV in London while supporting the expansion of the ‘Impact’ PrEP Trial.

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New report questions if STPs can deliver integrated care for people with HIV

Besi Besemar October 7, 2018

NAT (National AIDS Trust) publish new report entitled HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver?. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) have been tasked by the NHS with improving the integration of services and care around the individual patient and local populations.

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Sexual Health in crisis say National AIDS Trust

Besi Besemar June 7, 2018

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal a  20% increase in syphilis and 22% increase in gonorrhoea diagnoses nationally, despite the overall rates of sexually transmitted infections across the country remaining stable in 2017 compared to 2016.

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In The South

HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

Besi Besemar May 21, 2018

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, removes discriminatory content about people living with HIV. Previously, the guidance stated that a claim for an HIV diagnosis could only be made where HIV had been acquired from a blood transfusion, a physical assault or at work in an eligible occupation.

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General News

Lord’s amendment gives protection to migrants

Besi Besemar May 9, 2018

Government agrees to implement Dr Sarah Wollaston’s amendment to Data Protection Bill. In todays Lords debate on the Data Protection Bill, the Government accepted the principle of an amendment tabled by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee which will restrict the occasions when NHS Digital can share data relating to criminal investigations to serious offences only. 

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