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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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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HIV Team at Pride

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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

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Improvements To Your Service

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We are always looking at ways of improving the service we offer you, in a way that is financially astute and adheres to recommended guidelines, such as monitoring and delivery of care. We would like to inform you about the following changes. You can also download this information as a printable PDF by clicking here. Blood Tests You

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Government Response to PrEP Petitioners

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The Government is issuing a response to all those who sign a petition asking that PrEP be made immediately available on the NHS, following NHS England’s decision of a few weeks ago: NHS England have agreed to carefully consider their position on commissioning Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. The Government is investing £2.4m in HIV prevention nationally. The

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NHS England’s Decision on PrEP

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The NHS this week announced it had abandoned any plans to offer Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP. In a statement, NHS England said: As set out in the Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2013, local authorities are the responsible commissioner for HIV prevention services. Including PrEP for consideration

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