November 30, 2022 in Headlines

Left out of ‘opt out’ HIV testing won’t do

 The West Midlands Mayor calls for funding and action from the new Health Secretary This World AIDS Day the West Midlands get a remarkable new addition. Outside the Birmingham Hippodrome…
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November 30, 2022 in Headlines, Positive People

World AIDS Day 2022: The Ribbons, Saving Lives & The Future

Every World AIDS Day is a special opportunity to remember and respect those we have loved and lost to HIV/AIDS, and to appreciate how far we’ve come in the last…
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October 4, 2022 in Headlines

Fast Track Cities Birmingham & Saving Lives

Saving Lives is extremely proud to be attending Birmingham's Fast Track Cities+ launch event this evening. Dr Steve Taylor, our Medical Director - and Clinical Lead of the city's FTC+…
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May 24, 2022 in Headlines, News

Saving Lives UK statement on Monkeypox outbreak

In the past few days we have received messages from members of the public who have been understandably worried about the current and evolving Monkeypox virus outbreak, particularly given the…
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May 11, 2022 in Headlines, Schools

New Video Series for Schools Launched

Today sees the launch of a truly exciting new course of sex education videos for schools, starring Saving Lives' own Naomi Sutton and GP Becky Foljambe. Saving Lives has been…
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December 2, 2021 in Arts & Media, Headlines

Saving Lives Students at the National

The student arm of Saving Lives, based at the University of Birmingham's Medical School, recently attended a production of Larry Kramer's 1985 play, The Normal Heart, at the National Theatre in…
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December 1, 2021 in Headlines

Saving Lives charity donates £3000 to Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial

Birmingham based HIV charity, Saving Lives UK, marks World AIDS Day 2021 by donating £3,000 towards the building of Birmingham's AIDS & HIV memorial. Saving Lives UK has been a…
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October 12, 2021 in Headlines, Resources

Saving Lives launches ‘Grassroots Grants 2021’

Grassroots Grants: UK HIV and sexual health charity to offer grants to grassroots organisations that work to improve the lives of people living with, or affected by, HIV. Saving Lives,…
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July 21, 2021 in Headlines, News

‘Sex Unwrapped’: a new podcast series exploring the nation’s favourite activity

National HIV and sexual health charity, Saving Lives UK, launches a new podcast series - Sex Unwrapped. Sex Unwrapped is a podcast that takes a down-to-earth look at all matters…
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February 5, 2021 in Dr Steve Taylor's Blog, Headlines, NHS

It’s A Sin: A Tale of Two Viruses

Three things have happened to me in the last two weeks which have given me real food for thought. First, as an HIV specialist consultant, I found myself redeployed to…
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January 12, 2021 in Headlines, NHS

Saving Lives at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham branch of Saving Lives UK is a medical student led group set up back in 2018. Our goal is to work alongside the national Saving Lives…
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December 1, 2020 in News

HIV Commission report sets out recommendations for HIV Zero by 2030

The HIV Commission for England have today, on World AIDS Day 2020, published their report which sets out 20 recommendations to get England to zero new HIV infections by 2030.…
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December 1, 2020 in Headlines, News

Saving Lives announces winners of Grassroots Grants programme

UK based HIV and sexual health charity, announce the winners of their 'Grassroots Grants' programme. Saving Lives, the UK-based HIV and sexual health charity known for its innovative home sampling…
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October 14, 2020 in Headlines

ARCHIVED: Saving Lives Launches ‘Grassroots Grants’

Grassroots Grants: UK HIV and sexual health charity to offer grants to grassroots organisations that work to improve the lives of people living with, or affected by, HIV. Saving Lives,…
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February 5, 2020 in Headlines

Saving Lives joins calls for a national sexual health strategy

Charities, including the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV (BASHH) and the Terrence Higgins Trust, have called on the Government to implement a new sexual health strategy to combat…
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January 20, 2020 in Headlines

HIV charity calls for renewed focus on late diagnoses and those outside London

The Saving Lives charity has welcomed the latest HIV data from Public Health England and is calling for a renewed focus on tackling both late diagnoses and undiagnosed populations outside…
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November 29, 2019 in Headlines, Positive People

Meet the Positive People standing up to stigma this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day, December 1st, Positive People everywhere are standing up and asking that everyone join them in making a pledge to stamp out HIV related stigma. Continuing stigma…
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November 27, 2019 in Football, Headlines

World AIDS Day & Football Saving Lives

December 1st is World AIDS Day. Our aim is to get to Zero New infections by 2030 However, in order to do this, we need to stamp out: HIV-related STIGMA  Stops people getting tested It…
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November 19, 2019 in Football, Headlines

Congratulations to Wales and Saving Lives Ambassadors!

The Welsh national football team were victorious in their Euro 2020 qualifier with Hungary tonight, meaning they have qualified for the tournament, to be held in twelve cities across the…
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November 18, 2019 in Headlines

HIV Testing Week 2019 – Get Tested, Get Treated

This week, November 16th - 22nd 2019, is National HIV Testing Week in the UK. Saving Lives' message is clear: "HIV testing is quick, simple and could save your life". National…
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October 3, 2019 in Resources

New U=U resource empowers patient-doctor conversations

The Saving Lives charity has released a new resource aimed at empowering patient-doctor conversations around U=U The charity, who are exhibiting at the British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in London…
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July 12, 2019 in Headlines, NHS

Saving Lives Partner Wins Parliamentary Recognition

Saving Lives has for many years worked alongside the Heartlands HIV Service in Birmingham - in fact, our roots are to be found in the clinic, where our campaigns first…
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March 29, 2019 in Resources

Latest Videos

Video is a great way of getting the message across. Watch what we've been up to.
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March 29, 2019 in Resources

Educational Booklets

We’ve published a range of educational booklets, and each are still available as downloads. For printed copies, please do get in touch – and we’ll see what we can achieve…
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March 29, 2019 in Resources

Clinical Indicator Leaflets

It’s not just the public who need education about HIV, its symptoms, and the importance of testing: at Saving Lives, we’re committed to spreading the word within the clinical community,…
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March 1, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: The Final Week

So, this is it – the final blog. And if I don’t start it pronto, two things are likely to happen. First, the opportunity for you to be persuaded by…
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February 22, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 40

So, the time has come to wind up in earnest, something that the friendly blog-posters at Green Shoots Foundation (Muneezay) and Saving lives UK (Daniel) will be delighted to hear…
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February 15, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 39

Having just started the process of packing to return to freezing Manchester forever, I have come to realise just how much suitcase-defying junk a man left to his own devices…
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February 8, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 38

Well, what a month this has been! Even though my days are nowhere near over yet, they are now numbered, and I must muster one determined effort to create the…
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February 1, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 37

For all I know you might be redirecting this straight into your spam folder but, for those with a filial responsibility to make certain they’re kept in the inheritance game,…
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January 25, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 36

Well, here goes with the latest in a slew of blogs culling my back log of posts, albeit I’m certain any obsessive professional blogger would regard this as a couple…
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January 24, 2019 in Arts & Media, Headlines

Dr Naomi, Saving Lives Ambassador takes to TV in The Sex Clinic

Saving Lives Ambassador, Dr Naomi Sutton, is taking the message that "testing saves lives" to the nation as the star E4's 'The Sex Clinic' on Monday nights. Dr Naomi Sutton…
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January 18, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 35

As is my wont and your experience, your eternal wait (fat chance in reality) for a blog brings an incredible flurry of three in as many weeks, and this is…
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January 11, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 34

So herewith the first of another super-late series of epistles charting a smattering of my fondest moments, both significant and trivial, from the archival footage of the 5 weeks of…
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January 4, 2019 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 33

Unbelievably as I start this blog with my traditional double espresso, the rain appears to be having an away-day, the sun is out, and the humidity is a sweltering 98%.…
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December 11, 2018 in Headlines

People Who Inject With Drugs and Community Testing We were featured recently on BBC Midlands Today, in a story about the concerning increase in HIV cases amongst people who inject drugs (PWID). We've been busy helping local…
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November 28, 2018 in Headlines

World AIDS Day 2018

Saturday 1st December 2018 marks thirty years of observing World AIDS Day   Birmingham World AIDS Day 2018 event - click to enlarge Over thirty years has passed since the…
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November 19, 2018 in Headlines, NHS

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…
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November 19, 2018 in Football, Headlines

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…
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November 18, 2018 in Football, Headlines, Sport

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 &…
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