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World AIDS Day 2018

World AIDS Day 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018 marks thirty years of observing World AIDS Day   Over thirty years has passed since the first HIV diagnosis in the UK, and in that thirty years we’ve made some incredible progress towards ending HIV and improving life for those living with the virus – but there’s still much more to be done.… Read the rest

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Naomi Sutton Signs Up As Saving Lives Ambassador

For National HIV Testing Week 2018, Dr Naomi Sutton takes us through why we should all care about HIV testing. Naomi is a Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV in Rotherham – and will be staring in a new Channel 4 series, SexTesters, in the new year.… Read the rest

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National HIV Testing Week 2018 Posters

Downloadable U=U and HIV Test, Treat, Prevent Posters for your Clinics, Communities, and Hospitals   More and more people are talking about U=U, and we have had requests for some of our posters to be made available for download! So, to mark National HIV Testing Week, we are delighted to offer our materials free of charge as a recourse for your clinics, communities and hospitals.… Read the rest

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Football Saving Lives 2018

Saturday 17th November sees the start of National HIV Testing Week 2018. Saving Lives along with our Football Ambassadors are encouraging everyone to get tested, know their HIV status & educate themselves on U = U. Over thirty years has passed since the first HIV diagnosis in the UK, and in those thirty years we’ve made some incredible progress towards ending HIV and improving life for those living with the virus – but there’s still much more to be done.  Luckily getting tested has never been easier.… Read the rest

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National HIV Testing Week 2018

Saturday 17th November sees the start of National HIV Testing Week 2018 and Saving Lives is encouraging everyone to get tested, know their HIV status and educate themselves on U = U. Over thirty years has passed since the first HIV diagnosis in the UK, and in that thirty years we’ve made some incredible progress towards ending HIV and improving life for those living with the virus – but there’s still much more to be done.  Did you know that if you’re diagnosed with HIV in the UK today you can expect to live just as long as any of your friends and family?… Read the rest

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World AIDS Day 2018 in Birmingham

As part of our World AIDS Day celebrations, Saving Lives is proud to say we’ll be part of Positive West Midlands’ event on Saturday, 1st December at Apaches Bar in Birmingham. People will be gathering the second city to remember, educate … and celebrate.… Read the rest

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Birmingham Med Students Get Running for Saving Lives

University of Birmingham medical students have raised an amazing £500 at the city’s half marathon this month, all in aid of the charitable work of Saving Lives. Afrah Riaz and Adam Arshad have founded a student group linked to Saving Lives at the University.… Read the rest

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NHS Digital prohibited from data sharing with the Home Office on immigration offences

Yesterday, May 9th 2018, the Government accepted the principle of an amendment to the Data Protection Bill tabled by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee. The amendment restricts NHS Digital to being able to share data relating to criminal investigations only for ‘serious offences’ – this does not include immigration status and offences.  This data sharing of migrants’ patient information has been going on for many years and was most recently formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NHS Digital, the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Care.… Read the rest

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Saving Lives Collaborates on Award-Winning Research

Saving Lives Collaborates on Award-Winning Research

We are delighted that Doctor Matthew Page, Clinical Research Fellow at Birmingham Heartlands HIV service and University of Birmingham, won the Best Sexual Health Oral Presentation award at the 4th joint BHIVA/BASHH conference in Edinburgh this week. Collaborating with our charity and medics and scientists from PHE Labs Birmingham, the Institute or Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and Wirral Integrated Sexual Health service, Dr Page presented a real-world evaluation of the Saving Lives Postal Testing Systems, comparing our mini tube kits and dried blood spot kits.… Read the rest

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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.  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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