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  • Complexity of health system is 'holding back progress' in HIV care

    While HIV care in England is among the best in the world, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 has created a complex and fragmented system for HIV care. Responsibility for delivering services is spread between NHS England, local NHS organisations and councils, which has made it harder for areas to make co-ordinated changes across HIV services.

    9 hours ago | The King's Fund
  • What do cuts in sexual health services mean for patients?

    In some parts of the country we heard that clinics have been closed, moved to less convenient locations or their opening hours reduced. Some clinics are being run with less consultant input, which some see as an efficiency saving but others see as a safety concern. A recent survey shows that patients with STI symptoms are finding it more difficult to access appointments within 48 hours. We were particularly concerned about cuts to health adviser posts in clinics.

    03 April 2017 | King's Fund
  • British Mothers With HIV Are Going Hungry To Pay For Formula Milk

    Breastfeeding risks infecting the baby and, according to a new report, mothers living in poverty are sacrificing their health to avoid it. “I have to skip eating lunch to save for food in the evening,” a mum of three told BuzzFeed News.

    03 April 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • Where Is PrEP? HIV Charities Warn The NHS Will Miss Its Own Deadline

    Britain's top HIV organisations have accused NHS England of dragging its feet in providing the prevention drug, despite 17 people a day contracting the virus.

    30 March 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • Pharma could take NHS England to court over new delaying tactics

    Pharma and patient groups are dismayed by new cost-capping and delaying measures, which they say will further restrict access to new medicines in England.

    27 March 2017 | PharmaPhorum
  • Meet The People Fighting To Save One Of The Last Remaining HIV Care Centres

    The Sussex Beacon in Brighton has been caring for the sick and dying since 1992. But cuts threaten its future. For how much longer can it survive? BuzzFeed News investigates.

    27 March 2017 | BuzzFeed
  • Welsh report says HIV prevention drug 'highly effective'

    PrEP has "clear potential" to prevent people catching the virus, a Welsh Government-commissioned report has said. It is not currently available on the Welsh NHS.

    22 March 2017 | BBC
  • Exposed: Huge national cuts to HIV support services

    New Freedom of Information requests have exposed an alarming trend for cutting or completely decommissioning HIV support services across England and Wales.

    21 March 2017 | National AIDS Trust
  • Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

    Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

    21 March 2017 | The Guardian
  • Experts urge policymakers to address emerging ‘perfect storm’ for sexual health

    The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) welcomes the publication of today’s report by the King’s Fund ‘Understanding NHS financial pressures’ and urges policymakers and commissioners to take notice of its findings, particularly those highlighting the detrimental impact that growing pressures are having on genitourinary medicine (GUM) services.

    15 March 2017 | British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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