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Social Media as a Health Promotion tool

Social media is a potentially useful tool in raising awareness about important health issues. Campaigns such as HIV Testing Week ((HTW) 18-24 Nov 2017) generate thousands of tweets by organisations and individuals, with onward sharing potentially reaching many times more people.  Please click to see the full size poster We set out to describe the overall tweeting activity before and during HTW, we then studied in detail the social media activity of the Saving Lives charity.… Read the rest

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APPG launches ‘Eliminating Hepatitis C in England’ inquiry report

Eliminating Hepatitis C in England report The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health has published its ‘Eliminating Hepatitis C in England’ report, following a launch event in Parliament with speakers including Norman Lamb MP, Sir David Amess MP, Virendra Sharma MP, Baroness Randerson, Baroness Masham and Lord Mancroft advocating for the report’s recommendations.… Read the rest

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Saving Lives reaffirms support for access to PrEP to prevent HIV

Saving Lives reaffirms support for access to PrEP to prevent HIV

The Saving Lives charity reaffirms its support for greater access to PrEP to those most at risk to help prevent HIV infections. This morning BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme aired a piece on PrEP in England. The broadcast featured our Medical Director, Steve Taylor.… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 21

A couple of noteworthy events (well to me anyway) happened very soon after I arrived in the New Year. I failed to mention them in week 20 so forgive the chronologically chaotic order of these pot-pourri of memories that form these blogs.… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 20

The hardest thing about writing a blog is making yourself do it. I’ve now been in Myanmar 24 weeks but in the last ten months have managed only 19 blogs. Two have been lost in the ether of laziness or more truthfully, the fact that I’d exhausted my capacity to say anything newsworthy or entertaining, and a further three are waiting to be written, this being the first.… Read the rest

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