Category list : HIV
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The UK is “well on the way” to eradicating HIV, health leaders have claimed, after new figures showed diagnoses have reached their lowest level since 2000.
Staffing shortages in sexual health clinics have led to a drop in testing, as hard-pressed nurses admit they have been forced to turn people away, shows a new report from the Royal College of Nursing.
Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse.
A national sexual health campaign featuring emojis has been launched to encourage condom use by young adults in order to reduce “too high” rates of sexually transmitted infections in England.
NHS testing and treatment services in London for sexual health conditions are being “jeopardised” by plans to reconfigure services, according to unions.
Patients living in areas of England with a high prevalence of HIV should routinely be offered HIV tests during routine healthcare appointments, according to new guidance.
Lack of clinical staff and expertise is affecting the quality of sexual health and HIV services, according to a review of the way services are commissioned.
An HIV/AIDS home test kit being sold in the UK may be producing false results, leading to warnings that people who have used the product should get checked at a sexual health clinic or GP practice.
NHS England has announced a start date for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial that will provide preventative drugs to people at high risk of HIV infection.
Patients should be routinely offered an HIV test when they register with a new GP surgery, if they live in an area where the disease is highly prevalent, according to UK researchers.