Heartlands HIV Service Contribute to Award-Winning Research

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A Clinical Research Fellow based at Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service, Dr Matt Page, won the Best Sexual Health Oral Presentation award at the 4th joint BHIVA/BASHH conference in Are all HIV postal sampling kits the same FLYER Edinburgh this week. Collaborating with his institutional sponsor, the University of Birmingham, our Service also worked with the

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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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“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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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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NICE announce criteria for access to Daklinza, Harvoni, Viekirax and Exviera

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The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) have announced which of the new treatments will be made available by the NHS to people living with hepatitis C. The NICE decisions will widen access to a range of new all-oral, direct acting antiviral treatments beyond those patients with decompensated cirrhosis who were treated from 2014 under

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What do the START results mean for HIV positive people?

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Simon Collins, HIV i-Base On 27 May 2015, at least 18 months earlier than anyone expected, one of the largest ongoing HIV studies announced early results. The news was given at a high-level press conference in Washington by Dr Antony Fauci, head of the US National Institute for Allergy and Immune Diseases (NIAID). Together with

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Withdrawn Plans to Expand PROUD Study

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WITHDRAWN PLANS TO EXPAND PROUD STUDY 19th January 2015 Given that the PROUD pilot study has answered theimportant question of how much protection daily Truvada can offer when provided in sexual health clinics in the UK, there is no need for the planned larger clinical trial. As such, we have withdrawn our funding application to

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