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New condom guidelines published

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have issued draft consultation on making condoms more accessible to the 16-24 age group. The document is aimed primarily at local authorities and other organisations that currently provide or are considering the provision of free condoms. Produced just days after an NHS decision not to provide […]

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Historic win for NAT as the High Court overturns NHS England refusal to consider PrEP

NAT (National AIDS Trust) is delighted by the judgment passed down in the High Court today that NHS England acted unlawfully in withdrawing PrEP, a game-changing drug preventing transmission of HIV, from its decision-making process. When, after 18 months of preparation, NHS England suddenly abandoned its work on PrEP, NAT considered it had no option […]

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DrugsDirect makes PrEP available with no mark-up after Government’s shock decision

Following the Government’s decision from the NHS that providing PrEP is ‘not their responsibility’ specialty pharmacy, DrugsDirect.com, has pledged to make PrEP available at trade price* to those with a private prescription. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is the use of an already licensed antiretroviral (ARV) medication to prevent HIV negative people from becoming […]

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Uniting against AIDS

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held […]

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New Sexually Transmitted Infection figures show rapid increases among gay men

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Latest figures published today from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 439,243 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in England in 2014. The impact of STIs remains greatest in young people under the age of 25 years and gay men (gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men). Chlamydia is the most commonly […]

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Transform your health this Spring

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St Andrew’s Healthcare

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St Andrew’s Healthcare is the largest charitable provider of specialist mental healthcare to the NHS. We are proud to be the second highest ranking healthcare provider in the 2015 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, rising more than 60 places overall from last year. We want patients and employees to be able to be themselves and to […]

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Dr Rosemary Gillespie appointed as Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rosemary Gillespie as its new Chief Executive. Dr Gillespie joins the charity from the role of Chief Executive of international HIV awareness charity AVERT. Her previous roles have included Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy and Research for […]

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Over-training

There isn’t a medical expert in the world who would say exercise is bad for us. However, the old adage ‘too much of a good thing’ also applies here. So when does a healthy active life tip over into over-training and even exercise addiction? What is over-training? To get fitter you need to put stress […]

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LGBT Mental Health

With World Mental Health Day, Alison Brumfitt from South London and St George’s Mental Health Trust takes a look at the mental health issues facing LGBTs. It’s not surprising that a high numbers of the LGBT community suffer with mental health problems. On top of all the usual factors that contribute to mental ill health, […]

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World AIDS Day – Don’t forget your ribbon on 1st December

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in […]

Warwick rowers strip for equality

The multiple award-winning and globally acclaimed Warwick Rowers announce the official launch of their 2017 calendar with the release of a […]

Launch of World’s Fastest HIV Self Test in UK

Ahead of European HIV Testing Week (18-25 November), the world’s fastest HIV self-test will go on sale in the UK, […]

Gay man attacked by Trump supporters

A gay man from Calgary has reported that he was attacked by supporters of President Elect Donald Trump on election […]

Sports Minister criticises FA boss’s views on gay players

The Sports Minister Tracey Crough has commented that gay footballers should have more encouragement and support to come out. Her […]

Aberystwyth University named Black History Month Diversity Champion

  Aberystwyth University has been named a 2016 Black History Month Diversity Champion. The award was given in recognition of […]