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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World AIDS Day 2016 Events

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World AIDS Day 2016 Events

Birmingham will be marking this year’s World AIDS Day with a number events on Thursday. Saving Lives Big Red Double Decker Bus, across the city from 9am The national charity Saving Lives will be paying a visit to Heartlands with their Big Red Double Decker Bus. The team, including some of our own staff and nurses,

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Psychological Help In Other Languages

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Psychological Help In Other Languages

We have developed a PDF guide to psychological and self-help information available in languages other than English. From counselling tools to therapy worksheets, our guide provides links to websites online which provide information for professionals and patients alike. The languages covered include Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh. You can download our PDF guide here. FacebookTwitterTumblrStumbleUponPinterestRedditemailDiggLinkedinPrint

My HIV, My Rules Event: October 5th

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My HIV, My Rules Event: October 5th

Our lead consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, will be co-chairing a meeting at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham on October 5th, focusing on helping people with HIV live healthy lives. With a number of informal walkabout sessions taken place throughout the day, attendees are invited to spend as much or as little time as they wish talking

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Comment on the High Court and PrEP

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Comment on the High Court and PrEP

Dr Steve Taylor, Lead Consultant at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and PROUD study Investigator, has commented on yesterday’s High Court ruling: “This is excellent news. I do think that it was wrong for NHS England to absolve itself of any commissioning responsibility for PrEP and this ruling has readdressed that position. With over 4,000 people getting

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High Court Decision of PrEP Funding

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High Court Decision of PrEP Funding

As the BBC reports this morning, alongside a great introductory video about Pre-Exposure Prophulaxis (or PrEP), the National AIDS Trust (NAT) has won a High Court ruling that is set to over-turn the NHS position on funding the “game-changing” treatment. Some months ago, NHS England announced that it considered the provision of PrEP to be a

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Transmitting HIV While on Successful Treatment Is Close to Impossible, PARTNER Study Says

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A new study brings good news for anyone who has ever worried about the possibility of HIV transmission. The Journal of the American Medical Association published results from the yearslong PARTNER study, which followed hundreds of mixed-status couples — one negative partner and one positive partner. After thousands of sex acts, researchers uncovered one huge breakthrough in preventing the

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