Large Drop in HIV Diagnoses in London gay men 

  Four sexual health clinics serving large numbers of gay men in London have reported that they diagnosed far fewer gay men with HIV during 2016 than they did during 2015.  Many doctors believe that the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is part of the explanation for these reductions. Such large drops in new diagnoses are […]

National HIV Testing Week 2016

The annual National HIV Testing Week (NHTW) promotes HIV testing to gay and bisexual men and black African men and women. These groups make up seven out of 10 people in the UK living with HIV. The week is co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England (HPE) with support and participation from organisations in the public, statutory […]

Prince Harry tested for HIV to raise awareness about condition

Prince Harry has been tested for HIV in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out. The prince walked into a sexual health clinic in Burrell Street, central London, to have the finger-prick test – for which he tested negative. The 31-year-old has made raising awareness about HIV and AIDS a […]

Local Story – The Importance of HIV Testing

A news item on the YorSexualHealth website highlights the importance of HIV testing. The YorSexualHealth story can be seen here. A local York man has talked to the York Press of his devastation at his partner’s death from AIDS and of the vital need for awareness and early diagnosis. He has been supported by our Positive Support […]

National HIV Testing Week 2015

National HIV Testing Week 2015 started on Saturday 21 November in the run up to World Aids Day on 1st December. During the week, many organisations in England teamed up to encourage people in higher risk communities, including men who have sex with men, and people of African origin, to take an HIV test. Across England, organisations […]

National HIV Testing Week 2015

National HIV Testing Week 2015 begins on Saturday 21 November in the run up to World Aids Day on 1st December. During the week, many organisations in England are teaming up to encourage people in higher risk communities, including men who have sex with men, and people of African origin, to take an HIV test. Across […]

NHS HIV Testing in Need of Radical Change

The current system of HIV-testing on the NHS is failing patients and should be radically overhauled, according to new research presented at the joint British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Conference in Liverpool (1-4 April 2014). There are almost 100,000 people in the UK living with HIV, but approximately […]

Article in "The Press"

An article about HIV testing was published in “The Press” on Monday 2nd December. You can read it here. It is reproduced below (without permission): Rapid new test for HIV 11:31am Monday 2nd December 2013 in Health & Wellbeing   Kathryn Gallon of NYAA with Paul Edmondson-Jones Director of Health & Wellbeing at City of York […]