Items tagged as: HIV

Increase HIV testing, says NICE

NICE is recommending increased HIV testing in hospitals and GP practices in areas of high prevalence. In its recent Quality Standard (QS157), NICE proposes that hospitals test patients when admitted or when attending emergency departments. In general practice it says that patients registering or having …

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Scotland leads the way with PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV has been approved in Scotland. Despite strong evidence that PrEP can reduce HIV transmission in high-risk men and women the preventative treatment is not currently available in the rest of the UK.
The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) approved emtricitabine /tenofovir disoproxil …

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Late HIV diagnosis in men

New diagnoses of HIV in heterosexual men continues to decline but late diagnosis is more likely than in any other group. Late diagnosis is a problem because these men have been living with an undiagnosed HIV infection for at least three years and are at …

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NHS can fund PrEP – but no obligation

The NHS can commission pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection following a Court of Appeal ruling upholding an earlier High Court judgement. However, it does not mean that it will fund it.
Earlier this year, NHS England had claimed that it could not consider the funding …

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