Diabetes in people with HIV over 50

Diabetes mellitus, or type 2 diabetes, develops as a consequence of failures in the body’s ability to handle glucose. Production of insulin, the hormone which regulates glucose levels, may decline or cells may stop responding to insulin. When this happens, glucose stays in the blood and is not taken up by cells for use as […]

Dealing with Multiple Healthcare Providers

Many people living with HIV have other health conditions as well as HIV. You may need to see a number of different doctors and go to more than one clinic for your healthcare needs. For example, your HIV clinic may look after your HIV, while your GP may help with cholesterol, high blood pressure or […]

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a viral infection, spread by mosquito bites. People travelling to many African and South American countries need to get vaccinated against it. There is a risk of infection in many countries in central and west Africa, including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Uganda and parts […]

World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day is every year on December 1st. It’s an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives due to the epidemic; and to reflect on those who still have difficulty in accessing treatment. But it is also a recognition of the progress made in treatment. Remarkably, today, people with HIV have access to […]

HIV Testing Week 2017

It’s national HIV testing week. Give HIV the finger! A finger-prick test is all that it takes. National HIV Testing Week, beginning Saturday 18 November, raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing and increases opportunities to test in different settings. Since 2015, Public Health England (PHE) and a number of participating local authorities have […]

World AIDS Day 2017

 On and around World AIDS Day, NYAA displays the North Yorkshire AIDS Memorial Quilt in locations around the county. You can read about the Quilt here. Sharon Stoltz, Director Public Health York Council, and Cllr Runciman came to the NYAA office to see the preparations for the Quilt display and hear about our services. The […]

Wrong advice to some GPs about flu vaccine

Computer systems used by some GPs are giving an incorrect alert on flu vaccines. People living with HIV are being urged to carry on having flu vaccinations and keep taking their antiretrovirals as normal. Some patient management and prescribing systems used in Primary Care settings have been giving incorrect warnings when GPs prescribe this year’s […]

Big drops in HIV diagnoses in gay men in the UK

Official data from Public Health England confirms a number of previous reports – HIV diagnoses in gay men last year fell significantly for the first time throughout the UK since antiretroviral therapy started becoming available 20 years ago. Overall, in all social groups and all parts of the country, new HIV diagnoses fell by 18%. […]

HIV Rates Increasing in 0ver-50s

HIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction. The study, published in the Lancet HIV journal, from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in […]