World AIDS Day Candlelit Vigil

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Birmingham will be hosting be a candlelit vigil on World AIDS Day 2017. Hosted by St Phillips Cathedral and Positive West Midlands, the event will take place at St Phillips Cathedral on Colmore Row in the city centre (B3 2QB). It will begin at 7pm. The vigil is an opportunity to remember our many friends who have died, and to celebrate and support those

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World AIDS Day 1st December and HIV Patient Forum

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  December 1st is World AIDS Day (WAD)and every year this is preceded by National HIV Testing Week at the end of November.  The week will see national campaigning by organisations such as the Terence Higgins Trust and also local work by staff from the HIV service at Heartlands and volunteers from the charity Saving

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New Diagnoses in the UK Down Among the Young – But Up Among The Older

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A recent study in The Lancet has shown that, among younger people, rates of HIV infection decreased significantly in the UK between 2004 and 2015. For older adults, rates of HIV infection increased across the same period. “Our findings illustrate a clear need to provide comprehensive HIV prevention programmes, including education, access to condoms, better

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HIV Awareness Study Morning

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On Friday 24th November 2017, from 9am -2pm, we will be hosting a HIV awareness study morning in the Education Centre of Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. The session is open to all HEFT staff and will cover the following topics: HIV Basics, HIV Inpatient care, Paediatrics and Maternity, Sexual Health and Partner Notification, Antiretroviral Medication and Hepatitis B and C. To book

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Charlie Sheen: Dr Steve Taylor on the BBC

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Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service’s Lead HIV Consultant appeared on BBC local radio this evening to talk about HIV, stigma and testing – all in light of the news that Charlie Sheen has announced he is HIV positive. HIV today is a manageable condition – modern medicine means you can live a full, long life. In order

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Colleague Honoured by Queen

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The investiture of Professor Clive Loveday, who has worked alongside clinicians here at Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service, as an ‘Officer to the Order of St John of Jerusalem’ for services to International Charities and HIV/AIDS takes place in the City of London on 20th October 2015 at The St Johns Church. Professor Loveday worked as a

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HIVTestUK on TV

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Our collaboration with the Saving Lives charity and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Pathology Laboratories launched yesterday, and has already received coverage in the media, on BBC Midlands Today and on ITV Central News. You can read the ITV piece about our online postal HIV testing portal here, and watch the BBC video below.

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HIVTestUK pilot project launches in Birmingham

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July 23rd 2015, sees two NHS organisations and a national charity launch a trail-blazing online postal HIV test request service in a unique collaboration. The HIV awareness-raising charity Saving Lives, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust Pathology laboratories, have come together to launch HIVTestUK. This brand new service offers

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