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A conference for over 50s living with HIV has been praised as ‘empowering’, after more than 100 people attended the sell-out event in London. On the weekend of HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, Terrence Higgins Trust’s Health, Wealth and Happiness Project hosted the ‘Living Positively’ conference – a exploring ways…
NHS England has stood firm on its decision not to fund a preventative treatment for HIV. A row erupted earlier this year after the body said it would not routinely fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a drug described as a "game changer" by HIV charities. PrEP helps prevent infection in people…
HIV campaigners have slammed the decision by NHS England not to fund a new treatment that can prevent the spread of the virus. With proven success, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a new way of using antiretroviral drugs, which if taken properly can be effective in stopping transmission in almost…
New research from Barnardo's Cymru and Wrexham Glyndwr University has highlighted the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in North Wales. The research, launched to mark CSE Awareness Day (Friday 18 March), confirms the link between running away and going missing and the risk of sexual exploitation for children and…
There is no evidence that politicians or national establishment figures were involved in the historical abuse of children in care in North Wales, a review has found. A report into the abuse, which took place between 1974 and 1996, was compiled by High Court judge Sir Ronald Waterhouse. And a…
A new research project led by Professor Elizabeth Hughes (pictured) from the University of Huddersfield will explore the connection between poor sexual health of people with serious mental illness. The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme has awarded £600K for the project, in which Professor Hughes…
Northern Ireland Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, has announced his intention to lift the restrictions on HIV self-testing in Northern Ireland. Currently anyone wishing to test for HIV has to go to a health professional at a GP surgery, sexual health clinic or Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic. Self-testing involves an individual…
An outbreak of highly drug resistant gonorrhoea has been detected in the north of England, triggering a national alert. Fifteen cases have been detected by Public Health England (PHE) so far, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV said. Reports to PHE's sexually transmitted bacteria reference unit (STBRU) of…
Women's rights charities have said they are filling the "huge hole" left by Government in sex and relationship education by publishing their own free guide for schools. The materials designed for secondary school teachers cover issues including sexual and violent abuse, harassment, consent, sexting and healthy relationships. The End Violence…
One in five middle-aged women has ignored symptoms which could indicate ovarian or womb cancer, according to a poll. Persistent bloating, pelvic discomfort and changes to periods were seen by many women aged 46 to 55 as normal for their age, the survey found. Four in 10 of all women…
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise in Northern Ireland and to try and reverse this upwards trend the Public Health Agency (PHA) has recently launched a major new campaign aimed at improving and protecting people’s sexual health and wellbeing. Northern Ireland had the largest proportional increase in new…
There is a link between newer contraceptive pills and a higher risk of serious blood clots, according to a new study. Nottingham University researchers, who describe the results published in the BMJ as "an important clarifying study", found that users of any combined oral contraceptive are at an increased risk…
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