Today sees the launch of the HIV Awareness in Primary Care (HIVAP) campaign. Developed by the HIVAP group, a taskforce of leading GPs with expertise in HIV and sexual health, its aim is to engage GPs in greater levels of HIV testing. One in five of those with HIV in the UK do not know
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Our Lead Consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, appeared on BBC Radio WM this evening to talk to the station’s Joe and Nikki programme about the particular challenges faced by the African and Caribbean communities when seeking to test for, diagnose and treat HIV. Dr Taylor also spoke about the TakeATestUK service, which is currently offering free
The team from Heartlands HIV Service is at Birmingham’s PRIDE event this weekend, promoting good sexual health – and offering free postal HIV tests thanks to the people at TakeATestUK. TakeATestUK, formerly known as HIVTestUK, is managed by the national HIV charity Saving Lives, and they are currently offering free postal tests to anyone with a
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
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.
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