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Tag Archives: Alastair Rose

Concern over UK drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak

Image of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Bacteria that causes Gonorrhoea

A drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak in the north of England has triggered a nationwide public health alert, with concerns that it might spread to Scotland. Fifteen cases of what has been labelled “super-gonorrhoea” have been detected by Public Health England (PHE) since March, the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV reported (BASHH). The first cases were reported in Leeds with ...

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Scottish government updates sexual health framework

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government updated the national sexual health framework today, promising to involve people affected or living with STDs, HIV positive people in decisions about services and safeguarding their welfare. The document, entitled ‘Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Framework 2015 – 2020 Update’, was published at the World Hepatitis Summit in Glasgow, seeks greater community involvement of in the ...

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Proud study film highlights PrEP’s necessity: Part 2

PrEP

Filmmaker Nicholas Feustel has launched a unique documentary about the PROUD HIV prevention study, in the second part of an interview series, we discuss the implications for Scotland. The documentary and the issues it raises has begun to spark a public debate in Scotland’s LGBTI communities. KaleidoScot interviewed several key policy, and health charities as well as hearing the opinion ...

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Scotland must extend PrEP not wait for HIV vaccine

PrEP

Charities across Scotland and the UK called upon the government for access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective means of preventing HIV infection. While a vaccine for HIV could still be a long way off, existing prevention methods means Scotland and the rest of the UK already has the potential to reduce onward transmission of HIV, providing there is ...

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UK HIV Self Test Kits go on sale

The first officially licensed HIV Self Test Kits in the UK have now gone on sale. The kits, manufactured by BioSure, have been approved last month after legislations were amended to legalise self-testing. This blood-based test is, according to BioSure, is 99.7 percent accurate, and carries the ‘CE’ European quality assurance mark that represents approval by European quality testers. The ...

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Glasgow gay health base to close in funding shake-up

Gay Men's Health

Sexual Health Services for gay & bisexual men in the Glasgow area are being overhauled this Autumn, spelling the end for a long-running charity in the city. The dedicated sexual health charity, Gay Men’s Health (GMH), will close its Glasgow operation after funding was withdrawn in a controversial decision by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) earlier this year. Staff ...

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