First long-acting HIV treatment injections pass trial

Publication date

Friday, March 8, 2019

Injections, that could one day be an alternative to daily pills for people living with HIV, have been shown to be effective in maintaining viral supression, bringing them one step closer to market. Results from ATLAS and FLAIR studies were presented today at the 2019 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). 

What Has the Chancellor Got Against Sexual Health?

NHS
On the election of the Conservative Government in 2015 the Chancellor announced plans for further cuts to public expenditure. Yes, there would be cuts of £200million to the Department of Health budget but he assured us these cuts were to 'non-NHS spending'.

PrEPosterous gender health inequality?

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