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Ministers have been urged to review cuts to sexual health budgets by the first MP to announce that he has HIV during a House of Commons debate.Lloyd Russell-Moyle (pictured), Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, said he felt he had to speak out about an issue which affected him personally.He is…
Glasgow is to become the first Scottish city to join a major global initiative aimed at halting the spread of HIV.Council leaders are to sign up to the Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities Ending the AIDS Epidemic – a move which will commit the city to working to end new…
The UK has become one of the first countries to meet a key target in the battle against the HIV epidemic, figures suggest.Statistics released by Public Health England (PHE) on Thursday indicate Britain has met the 90-90-90 benchmark, which campaigners hailed as an "extraordinary moment".The global target for 2020 is…
Cuts to smoking cessation services, sexual healthcare and obesity services are "misguided", Labour has said.The party said that reductions in spending on public health in England are "shortsighted" and will put additional strain on the NHS.It comes after it published new analysis on the amount of money spent on public…
A woman with learning difficulties should not be told that she has been covertly fitted with a contraceptive device, a judge has decided.Lord Justice Baker said the woman's personal autonomy and human rights had been infringed when the device was fitted without her knowledge six years ago.But he has concluded…
The latest sexual health figures released by Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA) show an increase in cases of gonorrhoea, herpes and chlamydia, while numbers diagnosed with syphilis and genital warts are down. The ‘Sexually Transmitted Infection surveillance in Northern Ireland 2018: An analysis of data for the calendar year…
Access to sexual health and HIV services has been dramatically reduced following changes to the funding and organisation of the services, health leaders have warned. The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) said surveys of their members show the sector is at…
A university is launching an investigation after a sex workers' support group ran a stall offering help for students at its freshers' fairs. The decision to allow the Sex Workers' Outreach Project Sussex (Swop) to attend the University of Brighton's events in the city and at its campus in Eastbourne…
More than eight out of 10 councils are being forced to reduce their public health budgets this year following £96 million in "devastating" Tory health cuts, the Labour Party has said. In total, local authorities will have to make £800 million of public health cuts over six years, the party…
An HIV charity has been saved from closure following a Scottish Government funding u-turn. HIV Scotland feared it would have to shut after losing out on Scottish Government cash earlier in the year, forcing staff lay offs. Now, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick (pictured) has confirmed the Scottish Government has…
Sexual health chiefs from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) are urging people to play safe after a fivefold rise in diagnosed cases of syphilis across South West Wales. The proliferation of online dating sites and apps is believed to be one of the main reasons for the increase.…
Health workers should help people with sexually transmitted infections notify their partners about their condition, according to new official guidance. Helping people diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections (STI) inform their partners may stem the spread of infection, according to a new draft quality standard by the National Institute for Health…
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