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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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Birmingham HIV activist joins National AIDS Trust’s World AIDS Day 2023 campaign

Catherine Muxworthy September 14, 2023

Birmingham-based artist and HIV activist Garry Jones is one of three faces leading National AIDS Trust’s (NAT) Rock the Ribbon campaign for World AIDS Day 2023. Jones was pivotal in conceptualising, campaigning for and fundraising for Birmingham’s HIV & AIDS Memorial alongside several other campaigners. Additionally, he has led various other projects including the Birmingham HIV Memorial Quilts which have been on display across the city.

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HAVE YOUR SAY: Open letter asks that Government’s opt-out testing programme is extended to all areas with a high prevalence of HIV

Graham Robson January 19, 2023

Leading charities in the fight against HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C have joined forces to call on Public Health Minister Neil O’Brien and NHS England Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard to fund testing for blood borne viruses in emergency departments across the country.

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Fundraising News

The Avenue Kitchen and Tap in Peacehaven to hold World AIDS Day fundraiser for Sussex Beacon and National AIDS Trust

Graham Robson November 22, 2022

The Avenue Kitchen and Tap in Peacehaven is to hold a World AIDS Day fundraiser for the Sussex Beacon and National AIDS Trust on Thursday, December 1 from 6pm.

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Health Secretary must ‘prioritise monkeypox’s devastating impact on sexual health services’

Graham Robson September 26, 2022

Leading sexual health charities – Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), National AIDS Trust and PrEPster – have warned newly appointed Health Secretary ThĂ©rèse Coffey MP that sexual health clinics are in crisis with the current monkeypox outbreak displacing other vital services, including testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV prevention and access to contraception.  

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UK Civil Aviation Authority announces landmark changes for pilots and air traffic controllers living with HIV

Graham Robson June 25, 2022

The UK Civil Aviation Authority, with the support of Terrence Higgins Trust, the National AIDS Trust and the British HIV Association, has issued a landmark package of measures for pilots living with HIV to support them flying and continuing with their careers.

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