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  1. Whats new

    Elton John says HIV 'end in sight' in West
    The end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries, but increased testing is vital, Sir Elton John has said. Sir Elton said early testing was essential to ensure people were diagnosed. He referenced a project his foundation had implemented at King's College Hospital in London, which allows individuals to be tested for HIV at the same time as receiving a blood test, as an example of how more people can be checked for HIV.
    (Published by BBC News on 02/12/2016)

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  2. Whats new

    HIV myths 'endure from the 1980s'
    Myths about HIV that were common in the the 1980s still endure, according to the Terrence Higgins Trust.
    (Published by BBC News on 01/12/2016)

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  3. Whats new

    Elton John charity to fund HIV testing
    The Elton John Aids Foundation has offered to finance HIV testing in Lambeth. The London borough is the UK local authority with the highest rate of HIV. Local councils and charities warn HIV test guidelines may not be implemented in England because of a lack of funds.
    (Published by BBC News on 01/12/2016)

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  4. Whats new

    NICE guideline on HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV
    NICE guidance on HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV was published to coincide with World AIDS Day 2016
    (Published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on 01/12/2016)

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  5. Whats new

    HIV test performed on USB stick
    Scientists have developed a type of HIV test on a USB stick. The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld device.
    (Published by Imperial College London on 10/11/2016)

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  6. Whats new

    New national data for HIV released
    New data released by Public Health England (PHE) shows that in 2015, a total of 6,095 people (4,551 men and 1,537 women) were diagnosed with HIV in the UK, similar to numbers reported in recent years. Discrepancies in late diagnosis figures between MSM and other groups remain
    (Published by Public Health England on 04/10/2016)

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  7. Whats new

    HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health project announced by RCGP
    The one-year project will focus on enhancing sexual and reproductive health services, and HIV care in primary care. The project will initially focus on developing strategies for increasing HIV testing in primary care using online access to HIV tests as part of a broader health screen for those at greater risk of HIV. It will also signpost to existing excellence in sexual health education for primary care and develop educational resources, such as e-learning, where there are gaps.
    (Published by The Royal College of General Practitioners on 18/08/2016)

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  8. Whats new

    Prince Harry tested for HIV to raise awareness about condition
    Prince Harry has been tested for HIV at the Burrell St Sexual Health Clinic in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get tested
    (Published by BBC News on 14/07/2016)

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  9. Whats new

    Halve It 'Halfway to World AIDS Day' 2016 event
    Panel session to commemorate 'Halfway to World AIDS Day' with invited speakers from the Department of Health, Public Health England, the Shadow Health team and the National AIDS Trust. Invite is enclosed below
    (Published by The Halve It campaign on 31/05/2016)

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  10. Whats new

    Government publishes response to 2015 consultation on 'Refreshing the Public Health Outcomes Framework'
    The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) was first published in 2012 with a commitment not to make any changes for three years to allow it to become established during the transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local authorities. The consultation on the PHOF indicator set was published to ensure that the PHOF is still as relevant and as useful as possible, now that three years has passed.
    (Published by Public Health England on 06/05/2016)

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  11. Whats new

    Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme 2016 in HIV
    The Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme 2016 is now open for grant applications in the therapy area of HIV. The aim of the programme is to support local innovation and best practice in patient care. The programme invites applications from healthcare or allied professions who are seeking funding for a project in HIV that relates to targeted testing or service deployment to improve the long-term health of people living with HIV. The Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme started in 2009, and since its inception has supported over 130 projects in the areas of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Respiratory, Invasive Fungal Disease and Oncology. To view the detailed criteria and to apply please visit www.ukifellowshipprogramme.com. The closing date for applications is the 31st March. Job Bag Number: 000/UK/16-02/MMAR/1067 Date of preparation: February 2016
    (Published by Gilead Sciences on 18/02/2016)

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  12. Whats new

    Sadiq Khan warns about ‘huge’ rise in London HIV prevalence
    London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan has warned against complacency on HIV – after statistics showed that a disproportionate amount of Londoners are living with HIV and has pledged to make HIV prevention a top priority within public health for London
    (Published by Pink News on 15/02/2016)

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  13. Whats new

    Talk and Test project awarded innovative HIV prevention fund
    LGBT Foundation are working in partnership with BHA for Equality to deliver Point of Care Testing (POCT), supported by a multi-agency project steering group which includes membership from the local Public Health England (PHE) team, Greater Manchester Commissioners and Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust.
    (Published by LGBT Foundation on 24/12/2015)

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  14. Whats new

    World AIDS Day
    World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
    (Published by National AIDS Trust on 01/12/2015)

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  15. Whats new

    Leicestershire pledges to halve late HIV diagnoses by 2020 with Liz Kendall, Jon Ashworth & Keith Vaz
    Leicester City Council together with local MPs; Liz Kendall, Jon Ashworth and Keith Vaz united with LASS, Trade and other voluntary sector partners to sign the ‘Halve It pledge’ to make testing easier through the expansion of the variety of settings in which an HIV test is offered and by reducing stigma.
    (Published by Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS) on 27/11/2015)

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  16. Whats new

    HIV Prevention Innovation Fund Parliamentary Launch
    The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is hosting a Parliamentary event to mark the launch of the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund. The fund is providing £500,000 to seven new innovative local HIV Prevention projects. Please contact matt.grady@parliament.uk for more information
    (Published by APPG on HIV & AIDS on 18/11/2015)

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  17. Whats new

    Free HIV home sampling launched to increase HIV testing
    PHE launches first nationally available HIV kit for testing those at higher-risk as new figures show 18,100 people unaware they are living with HIV
    (Published by Public Health England on 18/11/2015)

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  18. Whats new

    HIV in the UK – Situation Report 2015 Incidence, prevalence and prevention
    Public Health England release new data that estimates that 103,700 people are living with HIV in the UK, with 17% (18,100) unaware of their infection
    (Published by Public Health England on 18/11/2015)

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  19. Whats new

    Health & Social Care Act retrospective review
    The Halve It campaign is looking at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act on HIV testing. The Act brought in changes to health commissioning in April 2013. As a first step, you are invited to take part in an online survey, asking to what extent the changes set out under the Act have benefitted or compromised the expansion of HIV testing services.
    (Published by The Halve It campaign on 01/09/2015)

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  20. Whats new

    INVITATION - Halve It Local AGM
    The Halve It campaign on HIV testing is supporting the development of Halve It Local groups. These groups comprise organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of HIV testing services, enabling group members to speak with a unified voice on how to improve HIV testing in their area. These new Local groups represent an exciting new chapter for the Halve It campaign as we begin to build on existing national guidance to support national and local action. Join representatives from other HIV organisations, the Halve It campaign’s Steering Group members and guest speakers to share best practice in the commissioning and support of HIV testing services throughout England, learn more about current policy and practice in HIV testing and how these activities can be promoted in your local region through unified messaging and action. Together, we can develop and implement novel approaches to halving late diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV – together, we can Halve It!
    (Published by The Halve It campaign on 22/07/2015)

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  21. Whats new

    St Thomas’s A&E becomes first in Britain to routinely test patients for HIV
    A hospital that serves the London boroughs with the highest HIV rates in the country is introducing automatic screening for A&E patients. St Thomas’s, in Lambeth, is believed to be the first in the UK to employ proactive blood testing, which medics hope will identify about 150 people a year with the virus
    (Published by London Evening Standard on 21/07/2015)

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  22. Whats new

    HIV testing to become easier as council backs campaign
    A council will make HIV testing for residents easier after it gave its backing to a national campaign. Hertfordshire County Council is supporting the Halve It initiative – which is backed by a coalition of organisations including the Elton John Aids Foundation. As part of the drive, increased HIV testing will be provided through GPs, pharmacies and community buildings.
    (Published by Watford Observer on 29/05/2015)

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  23. Whats new

    Drugs to keep people with HIV alive should be given without delay, trial finds
    Drugs to keep people with HIV alive should be given as early as possible – before the virus has weakened their immune system – and not delayed as they are now, according to scientists involved in the Start (Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment) trial.
    (Published by Guardian on 27/05/2015)

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  24. Whats new

    Halve It Local ‘Call to Action’ conference meeting report
    On 10th March 2015, the Halve It coalition held a 'Call to Action' conference for delegates interested in joining local groups.
    (Published by Halve It Coalition on 01/05/2015)

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  25. Whats new

    Screening for HIV in GP surgeries leads to increased and earlier diagnosis
    Training general practices to offer rapid HIV tests leads to increased detection and earlier diagnosis of patients with HIV infection – according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and published in The Lancet HIV
    (Published by Queen Mary University of London on 29/04/2015)

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  26. Whats new

    HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK
    The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.
    (Published by BBC on 27/04/2015)

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  27. Whats new

    INVITATION - Halve It Local ‘Call to Action’ Conference
    2015 marks the next stage of the Halve It Coalition, with the formation of 12 local consensus groups in areas of high HIV prevalence across the country, which will focus on local action on HIV testing. Join the Halve It Coalition for an interactive conference on Tuesday 10th March, to pledge your support for this exciting initiative and to learn more about becoming involved in your area. Tuesday 10th March, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, 1–5pm
    (Published by Halve It on 13/02/2015)

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  28. Whats new

    Manchester City Council commits to halving late and undiagnosed HIV through early testing
    Manchester City Council have committed to halving late and undiagnosed HIV by passing a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign. The testing services at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (The LGF) were also specifically mentioned as part of the motion delivered.
    (Published by The Lesbian & Gay Foundation on 04/02/2015)

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  29. Whats new

    Tower Hamlets Board first to sign up to reduce late HIV diagnosis
    It’s Tower Hamlets first, as the borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board is the first such Board to support the “Halve It” coalition. The move has been warmly welcomed by health campaigners and lesbian and gay activists alike as a move which will encourage other Councils to follow suit as well as improving health in Tower Hamlets – one of 64 Local authorities with high numbers of people living with HIV.
    (Published by East London News on 01/02/2015)

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  30. Whats new

    Council backs 'Halve It' campaign on HIV infections
    Southwark Council in London is the latest local authority to join the ‘Halve It’ campaign to reduce by 50% the number of residents diagnosed late with HIV and those living with undiagnosed HIV.
    (Published by Simon Hughes on 30/01/2015)

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  31. Whats new

    Ealing council commits to halving late and undiagnosed HIV through early testing
    The council unanimously passed a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign. The motion recognises the importance of local action in coordinating and commissioning accessible and effective HIV testing, and outlines a commitment by Ealing Council to strengthening its own provision of HIV testing services through working with local NHS partners, HIV charities and patient groups.
    (Published by G Scene on 23/12/2014)

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  32. Whats new

    Government confirms it will not cut HIV prevention budget
    The Government has refuted claims that it was to halve its HIV prevention budget for 2015, reiterating support for the strategy and saying “It will continue”.
    (Published by Pink News on 19/12/2014)

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  33. Whats new

    Lewisham council commits to halving late and undiagnosed HIV through early testing
    In the run up to World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1, Lewisham Council, in London has committed to halving late and undiagnosed HIV by passing a motion on HIV testing in support of the Halve It campaign.
    (Published by G Scene on 29/11/2014)

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  34. Whats new

    Politicians of all parties pledge to tackle HIV under the next government
    Politicians of all parties met with members of the HIV community at the House of Commons yesterday to discuss their plans to keep HIV as a priority under the next government.
    (Published by G Scene on 27/11/2014)

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  35. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE - Politicians of all parties pledge to tackle HIV under the next government
    On Wednesday 26 November 2014 politicians of all parties met with members of the HIV community at the House of Commons to discuss their plans to keep HIV as a priority under the next government. Conservative Party Vice Chairman Mike Freer, Liberal Democrat Health team member Baroness Liz Barker and Shadow Public Health Minister Luciana Berger each spoke on key issues for voters in the HIV community, and outlined how the different parties would address them.
    (Published by Halve It Coalition on 27/11/2014)

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  36. Whats new

    David Cameron backs National HIV Testing Week at PMQs
    Prime Minister David Cameron has given his backing to National HIV Testing Week. Simon Kirby, the Conservative MP for Brighton Kemptown and Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for HIV and AIDS, raised the matter at today’s PMQs.
    (Published by Pink News on 26/11/2014)

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  37. Whats new

    A World AIDS Day event from the APPG on HIV & AIDS and Halve It
    Join the APPG on HIV & AIDS and the Halve It coalition’s members and supporters on 26 November to demonstrate UK leadership in HIV testing policy and to support all those living with HIV, every day of the year. The joint event will take place on Wednesday 26 November at 14:30-17:30 in Committee Room 10, House of Commons.
    (Published by APPG on HIV & AIDS on 24/11/2014)

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  38. Whats new

    Council Signs Up To National HIV Test Campaign
    Bath & North East Somerset Council has signed up to the national Halve It campaign encouraging people to get HIV tests, and to highlight their importance. The Council has agreed to help reduce by half the number of people with HIV as yet undiagnosed, and to help reduce by half the number of people diagnosed late.
    (Published by NOW Bath on 21/11/2014)

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  39. Whats new

    HIV in the United Kingdom: 2014 Report
    Annual update on the number of cases of HIV from Public Health England.
    (Published by Public Health England on 18/11/2014)

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  40. Whats new

    Henry Smith MP: We can Halve It
    Henry Smith MP writes in support of the Halve It campaign on HIV testing, stressing the importance of early detection and treatment.
    (Published by Henry Smith on 17/11/2014)

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  41. Whats new

    National drive to diagnose HIV much quicker
    Brighton Kemptown MP Simon Kirby has written to the leaders of the main political groups on both Brighton and Hove City and East Sussex County Councils to urge them to sign up to the Halve It's Council Motion on HIV Testing.
    (Published by The Argus on 10/11/2014)

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  42. Whats new

    Council motion on HIV testing
    Draft for a council motion recognising HIV as a local public health priority in areas with a high HIV prevalence (>2 per 1000 residents)
    (Published by Halve It Coaltion on 15/10/2014)

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  43. Whats new

    Barts Health along with other A&E departments across the UK launch 'Going Viral' week
    Led by Barts Health, 10 Emergency Departments across the UK have united to offer '3 in 1' testing for HIV, Hepatitis B (Hep B), Hepatitis C (Hep C) for Going Viral week.
    (Published by Barts Health NHS Trust on 13/10/2014)

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  44. Whats new

    Public Health England releases new data on HIV prevalence
    Public Health England has released 2013 data on HIV including analyses of the data by country, PHE region, upper and local tier local authority and probable route of transmission
    (Published by Public Health England on 06/10/2014)

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  45. Whats new

    Making it work: A guide to whole system commissioning for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV
    Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new guide to the commissioning of sexual health, reproductive health, and HIV services.
    (Published by Public Health England on 08/09/2014)

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  46. Whats new

    HIV testing rates are improving in African people in England
    Data from two large, community surveys of African people living in England suggest that the proportion of people who have recently tested for HIV has increased over the last five years. There are also improvements in people’s knowledge about HIV testing and treatment, suggesting that the activities of health services and health promotion organisations may be bearing fruit.
    (Published by NAM on 08/09/2014)

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  47. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE – Record number of legislators take HIV tests in Westminster at 'Halfway to World AIDS Day' event
    A record 22 MPs, Peers and Councillors took an HIV test in an act of solidarity with all those living with HIV across the world every day of the year, and in demonstration of the UK’s policy commitment to HIV testing.
    (Published by Halve It on 09/07/2014)

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  48. Whats new

    David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests
    Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
    (Published by Pink News on 09/07/2014)

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  49. Whats new

    UK law passes sales of HIV home tests
    Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time from Sunday 6 April but kits meeting European standards are unlikely to be available until 2015.
    (Published by BBC News on 06/04/2014)

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  50. Whats new

    Ed Miliband: Coalition must take responsibility for lack of HIV testing by GPs
    The Leader of the Opposition has called on ministers to take responsibility over the reluctance of GPs to offer comprehensive HIV testing, arguing that greater government investment in HIV prevention is 'crucial'.
    (Published by Pink News on 20/03/2014)

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  51. Whats new

    Hampshire NHS launches 60-second HIV test
    Hampshire NHS has launched quick result testing in community settings to diagnose an estimated 300 people who live in the county with undiagnosed HIV.
    (Published by BBC News on 20/03/2014)

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  52. Whats new

    European Commission sets out HIV/Aids action plan
    The European Commission has announced the launch of a new action plan on HIV/AIDS
    (Published by PMLiVE on 18/03/2014)

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  53. Whats new

    UK seeing significant rise in older people living and being diagnosed with HIV
    A new paper in the British Geriatrics Society journal has called for greater awareness of the rising number of over-50s being diagnosed with HIV.
    (Published by BrightSurf.com on 13/03/2014)

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  54. Whats new

    Jane Ellison supports Halve It at CCA Conference 2014
    Jane Ellison (Minister for Public Health), Paul Ward (THT) and Cllr Anthony Clarke addressed the Conservative Councillors Association Conference in London to discuss the importance of council action in prioritising HIV testing.
    (Published by Halve It Coalition on 01/03/2014)

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  55. Whats new

    The Meaning of World AIDS Day
    Allan Anderson from Positively UK reflects on the meaning of World AIDS Day in 2013, focusing on the continued importance of promoting HIV testing and services
    (Published by Huffington Post on 05/12/2013)

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  56. Whats new

    Record number of HIV tests taken in Westminster in support of Halve It campaign
    On Wednesday 27 November, the Halve It campaign hosted a parliamentary World AIDS Day event in Committee Room 15 of the House of Commons. A record number of eleven MPs took an HIV test in support of the campaign, including Shadow Minister for Public Health Luciana Berger. A further 30 parliamentarians signed a pledge in support of the campaign.
    (Published by PinkNews.co.uk on 28/11/2013)

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  57. Whats new

    HIV in the United Kingdom: 2013 report - Public Health England
    Public Health England has published its latest report on HIV in the United Kingdom. Key findings include that an estimated 98,400 (93,500-104,300) people were living with HIV in the UK in 2012. The overall prevalence was 1.5 per 1,000 population (1.0 in women and 2.1 in men). An estimated 21,900 people living with HIV were unaware of their infection in 2012. There were 490 deaths among people with an HIV infection in 2012, a continuation of the decline since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Those diagnosed with HIV late (CD4 count <350 cells/mm3) continued to have a ten-fold increased risk of death in the first year of diagnosis compared to those diagnosed early.
    (Published by Public Health England on 19/11/2013)

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  58. Whats new

    WHO recommends earlier treatment for HIV
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that it is recommending that patients should begin their HIV treatment at an earlier stage, when the T cell count drops to 500. The recommendations come as part of the WHO’s International AIDS conference in Kuala Lumpar. The WHO has also recommended that patients should immediately begin treatment if they fulfil any of these criteria and are diagnosed with HIV: Children under age of 5, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people whose partner is uninfected and people who also have tuberculosis or hepatitis B. Paul Ward, deputy chief executive of Terrence Higgins Trust and Halve It Steering Group member, said: "These guidelines have implications for the UK and would expand the number of people eligible for HIV treatment."
    (Published by BBC News on 30/06/2013)

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  59. Whats new

    ECDC report highlights importance in investing in HIV prevention
    This week the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a report highlighting how countries have been addressing the HIV challenge. The report emphasises how the need to ensure appropriate treatment and value for money can come from investment in HIV prevention saying that it makes “sound economic sense” and that “earlier diagnosis of HIV ensures a better treatment outcome for the patient and helps to prevent further transmission of the disease: only those who know about their HIV infection can actively prevent onward transmission
    (Published by Halve It campaign on 29/05/2013)

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  60. Whats new

    HIV and sexual health: A guide to the English NHS changes for MPs from April 2013
    Halve It member the APPG on HIV and Aids publishes a guide for MPs and Peers on the changes that occurred in the NHS around HIV and sexual health on April 1 2013
    (Published by APPG on 08/05/2013)

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  61. Whats new

    A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England
    The Department of Health has published its Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England. The document prioritises ‘more people in high-risk groups being offered and accepting HIV tests
    (Published by The Department of Health on 15/03/2013)

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  62. Whats new

    Commissioning HIV Testing Services in England – A practical guide for Commissioners
    The National Aids Trust (NAT) have published their Commissioner’s Toolkit – Commissioning HIV Testing Services in England: A practical guide for commissioners. The document has been developed as part of the Halve It campaign and will prove invaluable for public health commissioners going forward
    (Published by NAT on 10/03/2013)

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  63. Whats new

    Sir Nick Partridge talks to Today Programme about HIV testing
    Sir Nick Partridge, chief executive of THT, tells Today Programme that "We've got to get the message across that HIV testing... is incredibly quick, incredibly easy".
    (Published by BBC Radio 4 on 04/07/2012)

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  64. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE – NAT calls for new health bodies to tackle late diagnosis of HIV
    Halve It, a broad coalition of leading experts and advocates in HIV and AIDS, welcomes the renewed call by the National AIDs Trust (NAT) for the urgent prioritisation of HIV testing in its new ‘HIV testing action plan’ which provides vital strategic guidance to health bodies on tackling the serious issue of late HIV diagnosis in the UK.
    (Published by Halve It campaign on 09/05/2012)

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  65. Whats new

    Halve It reach out to Conservative councillors
    Stuart Andrew (MP for Pudsey), Paul Ward (THT) and Dr Ed Wilkins (BHIVA) address the Conservative Councillors Association Conference in Leeds to discuss the importance of prioritising HIV testing.
    (Published by Halve It Coalition on 25/02/2012)


  66. Whats new

    Halve It campaign: one step nearer goal, as early diagnosis of HIV is prioritised in new Public Health Services
    In April 2013 local authorities will take on new responsibilities for Public Health in England. The proportion of people presenting with HIV at a late stage of infection, and access to HIV screening programmes in pregnancy are two of the outcome indicators that local authorities can use to track progress.
    (Published by Halve It Coalition on 25/01/2012)

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  67. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE – Halve It campaign: one step nearer goal, as early diagnosis of HIV is prioritised in new Public Health Services
    Halve it, a coalition of national experts determined to tackle the continued public health challenges posed by HIV, welcomed the announcement that the Government’s new Public Health Outcomes Framework will include indicators to help prioritise early diagnosis of the disease.
    (Published by Halve It on 24/01/2012)

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  68. Whats new

    APPG calls for prioritisation of HIV in Public Health Outcomes Framework
    The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS calls for retaining the proposed indicator for late HIV diagnosis in the final list of outcome indicators.
    (Published by The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS on 09/01/2012)

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  69. Whats new

    HPA urges 'universal testing' for HIV as it is revealed more than 21,000 people are unaware they have the infection
    The number of people living with HIV in the UK reached an estimated 91,500 in 2010, with a quarter of those unaware of their infection, according to new Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures.
    (Published by Health Protection Agency on 01/12/2011)

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  70. Whats new

    Lords Committee calls for prioritisation of HIV testing
    According to the House of Lords Select Committee report on HIV in the UK, testing should be a key priority in developing a new prevention policy.
    (Published by House of Lords on 01/09/2011)

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  71. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE – Halve It coalition welcomes new NICE guidance on HIV testing in black African communities in England
    Halve It, a broad coalition of experts and advocates in HIV welcomed the new guidance as a major step forward in helping to halve the proportion of people undiagnosed with HIV. New NICE guidance, published today recommends an expansion of HIV testing in clinical and community settings in areas of high prevalence to help reduce undiagnosed infection and prevent transmission among black African communities living in England.
    (Published by Halve It on 23/03/2011)

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  72. Whats new

    PRESS RELEASE – Halve It coalition welcomes new NICE guidance on HIV testing in men who have sex with men
    Halve It, a broad coalition of experts and advocates in HIV welcomed the new guidance as a major step forward in helping to halve the proportion of people undiagnosed with HIV. New NICE guidance, published today, recommends an expansion of HIV testing in clinical and community settings in areas of high prevalence to help reduce undiagnosed infection and prevent transmission among men who have sex with men.
    (Published by Halve It)

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  COALITION MEMBERS

BHIVA AHPN Department of Health Sophia Forum LGBT Foundation Positive East NAZ British Association for Sexual Health and HIV SHIVAG LGA Elton John Aids Foundation NHIVA MedFASH Terrence Higgins Trust Royal College of General Practitioners Department of Health NAT Positively UK Gilead The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS NICE RCP HIVPA