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Wales is about to become one of the first countries to robustly examine the use of a new HIV prevention strategy that has been rolled out across the world. Dr David Gillespie, Deputy Director of Cardiff University’s Infections, Inflammation and Immunity Division, will lead the research after winning a Health…
Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex will join forces to launch a new global coalition focused on treating HIV infections in men, it has been announced. The musician, who founded The Elton John Aids Foundation (Ejaf) in 1992, will launch the new effort along with the International Aids…
Abortion law in England is "no longer fit for purpose", experts have said. The president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), along with other leading reproductive health experts, has argued that the legislation governing abortion across the UK is "fragmented". They said England is "out of step"…
Four in every five women have experienced a reproductive health issue in the last year, a new poll has found. A survey of more than 7,300 women from England found that 80% had experienced "unwanted reproductive health symptoms" in the last 12 months such as heavy menstrual bleeding, severe menopausal…
Cases of syphilis in England are at their highest level for nearly 70 years, new figures show. A total of 7,137 new diagnoses of syphilis were made in 2017, a jump of 20% on the previous year, and more than double the number recorded in 2012. It is the largest…
A highly resistant strain of gonorrhoea contracted by a UK man has been successfully treated, but officials have warned similar cases are expected. The patient had a regular female partner in the UK but picked up the infection after a sexual encounter with a women in south-east Asia, Public Health…
A judge has given doctors permission to deceive a mentally-ill woman who is infected with HIV into taking drugs following a hearing in a specialist court. Mr Justice Mostyn has concluded that treatment proposed is "plainly" in the woman's best interests but says evidence shows that she will be "exceedingly…
Girls are being given a tool to educate them about female anatomy in a bid to stem the rising tide of requests for so-called designer vaginas. Experts said the booklet has been designed in response to an increasing number of girls and women with cosmetic genital concerns requesting surgery despite…
Health chiefs are pressing ahead with plans to deliver a treatment centre for heroin addicts in the hope of tackling a city's drug problems. Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) said it is moving forward with plans for a Heroin Assisted Treatment (HAT) facility in the city centre.…
A quarter of new HIV cases in England could be prevented by giving high-risk men prophylactic treatment, a study has shown. The controversial programme could save the NHS millions as a result of fewer men getting infected and needing a lifelong supply of drugs to stop them succumbing to Aids,…
High Street chemist Boots sent a legal letter to the pregnancy charity which launched a campaign calling on the chain to cut the price of emergency contraception, the charity has said. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said Boots accused it of the "facilitation and tacit encouragement of personal abuse"…
NHS sexual health and HIV services are at "breaking point", an Aids charity has claimed after an official report highlighted problems with commissioning. The Terrence Higgins Trust spoke out after a Public Health England (PHE) report found evidence the service was "fragmented", with a lack of expert staff and under…
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