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UK News: News Archive

Dec 1st: NHS changes puts HIV care at risk

HIV care is at risk from the changes to the health service in England, specialists are warning.


Sep 26th: CELEBRATE LIFE WITH THE WIG PARTY’S MASKED BALL

The Masked Ball is back! The event, which is organised by the same team that brings you The Wig Party, returns on Sunday 27 October, 2013 and will be held at Café de Paris.


Sep 23rd: THE AFRICAN HEALTH AND SEX SURVEY

There are nearly 1 million African people living in the UK, spread all across the country. While HIV can affect anyone, it is an unfortunate truth that more African people in the UK have HIV than most other sections of the population.


May 22nd: Birmingham-born HIV testing campaign goes national

A Heartlands Hospital HIV specialist has secured some big-name sporting stars to raise national awareness of HIV testing services and combat the myths and stigma which still dissuade people from getting tested.


Jan 14th: PUBLIC CONFUSED ABOUT HOW YOU GET HIV

Nearly half (46%) of the general public wrongly think you can get HIV from being bitten, spat at or coming into contact with a discarded needle and underestimate the impact unsafe sex has on HIV transmission, a new survey shows (14 Jan) .


Dec 18th: UK team receives funding to develop HIV detection device

A British team that is developing a handheld device for detecting HIV in the early stages of infection has been awarded £1m of funding.


Dec 1st: MTV STAYING ALIVE RAMPS UP SUPPORT FOR WORLD AIDS DAY

New grants bring total grassroots investment in young organisations to over $4 million


Dec 1st: PM Message for World AIDS Day 2012

David Cameron has used his World AIDS Day message to pay tribute “to all those who are working so hard to raise awareness of AIDS, to challenge stigma and to support those living with HIV to have full productive and happy lives.”


Dec 1st: Women for Positive Action highlight ongoing need

To mark Worlds AIDS Day (December 1, 2012), Women for Positive Action has released a commentary highlighting the shortage of women in HIV clinical trials (currently only ~20%)


Dec 1st: STAND UP - STAND OUT

The Terrence Higgins Trust, are working towards a world where people with HIV can live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination.


Mar 29th: NAT calls for annual testing recommendation for African men and women

NAT has long been supportive of the annual HIV testing recommendation for gay men, and is now calling for an annual testing recommendation for sexually active African men and women in the UK.


Dec 1st: HIV and AIDS timeline over 30 Years

The Guardian have put together a timeline this World AIDS Day from the very first report back in 1981 to the present date.


Nov 30th: Waterstones Supports World AIDS day 2011

Waterstone’s historic Gower Street branch in central London is to become the first retailer to display the iconic UK AIDS quilt as part of its support for World AIDS Day 2011


Oct 26th: Warning over Illegal HIV tests sold online

Illegal HIV test kits imported from China for sale online could give an incorrect diagnosis, a Government health watchdog warned today


Oct 21st: NAT CRITICISES RECENT REPORTS OF HIV RISK ASSOCIATED WITH FISH PEDICURES

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments:


Sep 22nd: New "Super STD" found.

A strain of gonorrhoea is being called a “super-STD” as it rapidly spreads around the world and proves it is impervious to any current medication that is out in the market


Sep 22nd: HIV in Primary care revised and updated for 2011

The Medical Foundation for AIDS & Sexual Health (MedFASH) has reissued its popular booklet HIV in Primary Care, revised and updated for 2011.


Aug 24th: HIV monster - 4 yrs for callous lover who passed virus to partner

The African Health Policy Network (AHPN) would like to express disappointment at the article published on 26th July 2011 in the Sun newspaper by Mr. Alastair Taylor.


Aug 24th: HIV expert Rebecca Balira 'smuggled and abused' slave aged 21

HIV expert Rebecca Balira reportedly smuggled an African woman into Britain to use as her slave whist she also physically abused her, a court heard.


Aug 24th: HIV charities help gay men speak out

Do you want to improve your communication skills, including negotiating the sex you want? GMFA, the gay men’s health charity, today announced the launch of their new workshop, ‘Power Talking’, which will be delivered by GMFA’s CHAPS partners in 11 cities across the UK this autumn.


Aug 24th: iPhone App (HIV iChart) launched to access HIV drug expertise

The University of Liverpool has launched an iPhone application - HIV iChart - that provides healthcare professionals and HIV patients with instant and easy access to information about drug interactions.


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