Congratulations to the Chemsex Group Graduates!

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Congratulations to the Chemsex Group Graduates!

We have just completed our first chemsex group and want to say a huge thank you and congratulations to those who have attended. After initial face to face meetings, each group member committed to attend the nine, 90 minute group sessions to focus on reducing or stopping their use of chems. Jodie Fellows, Clinical Psychologist

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Patient Forum Dates: August and October

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The dates for the next meetings of our patient forum have now been announced. They will be held on: Wednesday 30th August 2017 Wednesday 11th October 2017 A patient forum or panel is something which is set up ‘by patients for patients’ to ensure you receive high quality care. We’ve previously had meetings  11th Jan

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Next Patient Forum: Wednesday 19th July 2017

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Next Patient Forum: Wednesday 19th July 2017

A patient forum or panel is something which is set up ‘by patients for patients’ to ensure you receive high quality care. We’ve previously had meetings  11th Jan 2017, 15th Feb, 26th April and 8th June here at Hawthorn House. It’s a group of patients who are willing to listen, discuss and then represent patient

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Next Patient Forum Date: 26th April

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Next Patient Forum Date: 26th April

Our Patient Forum will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, 26th April at 6pm. It will be held here at Hawthorn House, near the Yardley Green Road entrance to Heartlands Hospital. Our Lead Consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, will be attending this meeting. Please let us know if you intend to come along so we can sort seating/refreshments

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“Dramatic Drop in HIV Amongst Gay Men”: London Clinic

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At the excellent i-Base website, a good news story for all of us who believe in the power of PrEP: At the end of December, several leading London sexual health clinics used social media to report significant drops in number of gay men who were diagnosed HIV positive during 2016. These preliminary data are based

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Midlands and East Region: ART Guidance Published: What Does It Mean For You?

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Midlands and East Region: ART Guidance Published: What Does It Mean For You?

A leaflet written for and by people living with HIV has been published which explains how decisions about prescribing HIV medications are made in the region. You can download it both below and from our Professional section’s Regional Guidelines page. This leaflet relates to the document published in response to a request from NHS England to the HIV Clinical Reference Group members from

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Dr Steve Taylor’s World AIDS Day Presentation

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On World AIDS Day, Dr Steve Taylor, the lead consultant at Heartlands HIV Service, delivered an address at the Bond Company, Digbeth, focusing on the history of HIV/AIDS – how far we’ve come, and what is still left to do. The talk was part of Swanswell’s commemorations for World AIDS Day. His slides for this talk

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PHEWM Regional Statistics: 2015

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PHEWM Regional Statistics: 2015

Public Health England West Midlands has published its latest statistics for the region, which show more than a ten per cent increase in cases of HIV during 2015. “These are concerning figures which should send us all a message that more needs to be done to prevent and diagnose HIV,” says Dr Steve Taylor, lead

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