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NHS England Fudges PrEP Access and Delays On-Demand Access to PrEP by Years; Blocks Doctors From Prescribing PrEP Now Img

NHS England Fudges PrEP Access and Delays On-Demand Access to PrEP by Years; Blocks Doctors From Prescribing PrEP Now

"After almost a year of turmoil a new [NHS] press statement still fails to allow a single doctor to protect the health of their patients by prescribing PrEP," Simon Collins writes.

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Great Britain: Collecting Condoms and Avoiding STDs Is Aim of Super Mario-Style Safe-Sex Game

This article was reported by Leicester Mercury (UK).

The Leicester Mercury reported that the Leicestershire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership (LTPP) in Leicestershire, England, recently launched "Game On," a teen-oriented, Super Mario-style online game ...

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Opinion Pieces Address U.K.'s Global Fund Pledge, Organization's Work Against AIDS, TB, Malaria

On Monday, the U.K. announced it would donate £1 billion ($1.6 billion) over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. However, disbursement of the funds is dependent upon other donors dedicating enough funding ...

"Undetectable": Safe or Not? A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

"Undetectable": Safe or Not? A Blog Entry by Dave R.

"Positive people, on effective treatment, with an undetectable viral load and healthy immune system, still don't know if they can or can't pass on the virus to their partners."

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United Kingdom: HIV Sufferers to Tell Pupils Their Stories

Students in Renfrewshire, Scotland, soon will attend special classes in their schools that will include four videos produced by the Always Hear campaign, launched by Waverly Care and financed by the government. The AIDS charity hopes to give students...

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Home Testing for HIV on the Way to United Kingdom After U.S. Approves Over-the-Counter Kit: Campaigners and Experts Welcome Breakthrough

The US Food and Drug Administration's July 3rd approval of an at-home HIV test kit is being lauded by HIV advocates in Britain and beyond.

"We are absolutely delighted at the announcement. It marks a real sea change," said Lisa Power of the Terrance...

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United Kingdom: STD Fears as 70 Percent of Single Women Admit to Regularly Having Unprotected Sex

A survey of 2,000 UK females ages 18-40 finds seven of 10 single women regularly practice unprotected sex. DrFox.co.uk, an online pharmacy and prescription service, conducted the poll.

The responses indicate the average single woman has had unprotec...

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Northern Ireland: 2,500 Are Treated at New Sex Clinics in Just 18 Months

More than 2,500 people in the north west border region were treated for STIs in a recent 18-month period, with new clinics seeing increasing caseloads in Londonderry, Donegal, and Tyrone. The increases were a major topic at a recent sexual health con...

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United Kingdom: Church Tells HIV Patients to End Medication

At least six people in Britain have died after an evangelical church told them they were cured of HIV and no longer needed medication, Sky News recently reported. The London-based Synagogue Church of All Nations holds a monthly prayer meeting in whic...

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Circumcision Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in London, United Kingdom: An Unlikely Strategy for HIV Prevention

Male circumcision is unlikely to be a workable HIV prevention strategy among London MSM, the current study suggests. The team undertook the research to explore attitudes about circumcision among MSM in London and to assess the feasibility of conducti...