Sexual health

As stated in white paper Healthy lives, healthy people the Government will work towards an integrated model of service delivery to allow easy access to confidential, non-judgemental sexual health services, including for sexually transmitted infections, contraception, abortion, health promotion and prevention. A new sexual health policy document is due to be published in 2012.

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Early HIV diagnosis encouraged

The NHS Medical Director, Bruce Keogh, is highlighting the HIV diagnosis campaign being run during National HIV Testing Week, which runs from 23 to 30 November. Bruce Keogh is encouraging … Read more → – Early HIV diagnosis encouraged

HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England

From 1 October 2012 an amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations means that HIV treatment will no longer chargeable to any overseas visitor. This guidance sets out: … Read more → – HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England

Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

Details of any current or future plans to tender sexual health genito-urinary medicine (GUM) services are being sought from strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and specialist commissioning groups. In … Read more → – Survey of plans to tender for genito-urinary medicine services

Views sought on changing the law to find cure for inherited mitochondrial disease

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has been asked to lead a public discussion. The public will be asked if they think the law should be changed to allow a … Read more → – Views sought on changing the law to find cure for inherited mitochondrial disease

Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

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A consultation into relaxing the restrictions placed on the work that can be undertaken by HIV positive healthcare workers was launched today. This follows a review by a group of … Read more → – Consultation on HIV positive healthcare workers launched

Response to Lords Committee on HIV and AIDS

The Government today published its repsonse to the House of Lords Select Committee report, ‘No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom’. It agrees with many of … Read more → – Response to Lords Committee on HIV and AIDS

The future direction of the national chlamydia screening programme

The Department of Health is working with the Health Protection Agency to take forward plans to improve quality and cost-effectiveness in the National Chlamydia Screen Programme (NCSP). This is in … Read more → – The future direction of the national chlamydia screening programme