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
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
Am I speaking gibberish or in code? Not at all, and you should know why. If you already know what U=U and 90/90/90 means then stop reading now – and go and educate someone that doesn’t.
That might sound harsh , but the trouble is that those of us that spend time on the twittesphere and have an interest in HIV already spend a lot of time talking to each other.… Read the rest
Our Medical Director, Dr Steve Taylor, speaks in this brand new podcast about this year’s World AIDS Day: where we’ve come from, where we are … and where we’re going.
For the first time, many organisations, including the British HIV Association, are stating that U=U – or Undetectable equals Untransmittable.… Read the rest
Saving Lives has produced a range of resources for organisations and individuals to use for free to help mark World AIDS Day 2017.
At home in the UK there are approximately 100,000 people living with HIV today – but more than 10,000 of these don’t know that they have the virus.… Read the rest
People currently ordering Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) online, or considering doing so, have been invited to give their opinion on a new support service launching soon in Birmingham.
The national charity Saving Lives is asking people interested in PrEP to attend a meeting at the LGBT Centre, Holloway Circus, on Thursday November 9th at 7:00pm for approximately one hour.… Read the rest
This World AIDS Day, Saving Lives is collaborating with Care UK and Hewell Prison to offer HIV and Hepatitis C tests to patients accessing healthcare services within HMP Hewell in Redditch.
Primary care nursing staff at the prison have been trained to carry out the Saving Lives fingerprick combined HIV and hepatitis C test – and will be running a walk-in clinic in the prison from 10am to 3pm on December 1st.… Read the rest
Saving Lives has been promoting HIV testing in the gay and black communities in its native Birmingham, and reaching out to football clubs across the country to communicate a simple message: HIV testing saves lives, and stigma kills.
“The later a person’s HIV is diagnosed, the worse their health can become,” says Dr Steve Taylor, the charity’s Medical Director.… Read the rest
Saving Lives, our volunteers and ambassadors will be undertaking health promotion around Birmingham on 1st December (World Aids Day), in co-operation with local partners Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service. We’ll be joined, too, by some of the Heartlands HIV Service’s nurses and staff – so look out for the team, and come and say hello!… Read the rest
Saving Lives began its life as an awareness campaign within a single hospital. We aimed to encourage non-specialist doctors to test for HIV when indicator symptoms presented themselves – and our campaign worked. Of course, any awareness-raising is an ongoing mission – many campaigns make change, not one.… Read the rest