February 8, 2024 in Arts & Media, Headlines, News

Promoting HIV Testing Week with Powerful Student Art

This week is National HIV Testing Week. Using creativity for the good of the community, Saving Lives has been proud to support Garry Jones, designer of the Birmingham AIDS &…
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December 14, 2023 in Headlines, News, NHS

Achieving Equitable Care for People Living with HIV

'Peter' from Walsall feels let down by care he received as a person living with HIV. https://youtu.be/n2HlVw3C_Eg In this piece for ITV News, 'Peter' - from Walsall - speaks about…
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December 4, 2023 in Headlines, News, NHS, Positive People

Saving Lives on the BBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AdA59perfk It was great to have our work featured on BBC Midlands Today for World AIDS Day, and especially to have the opportunity to send the message that HIV testing…
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December 1, 2023 in Headlines, News

“Trail-blazing” Collaboration Sees Whole City Come Together To Help Eliminate HIV

Local government, the NHS and charities are joining forces in a trail-blazing collaboration to mark this year’s World AIDS Day Birmingham – and the teamwork could point towards achieving the…
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November 30, 2023 in Headlines, Resources

Ten Things You Need To Know About HIV on World AIDS Day 2023

It's 2023. The ways in which HIV affects those who live with the virus has changed - and we all need to catch up. At Saving Lives, we're committed to…
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November 30, 2023 in Our Socials


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November 29, 2023 in Headlines, News, NHS

Saving Lives Welcomes Government Funding for Opt-Out HIV Testing

Saving Lives strongly welcomes the government’s decision to fund opt-out A&E HIV and Hepatitis testing in high-prevalence areas across England. This intervention will significantly improve detection rates of HIV, and…
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November 24, 2023 in Headlines, Resources, Schools

You Before Two Receives PSHE Association Quality Mark

The You Before Two video series that has been sponsored and supported by Saving Lives received fantastic news today: its Contraception Choices lesson pack has been award the PSHE Association's…
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October 11, 2023 in Headlines, Positive People

Newly Diagnosed Online Workshops

Being diagnosed with HIV can be a difficult moment. Today's life-saving treatments mean that those living with HIV can live full, normal lives - but the stigma, historical assumptions and…
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September 15, 2023 in Headlines, Positive People

Saving Lives Ambassador Featured by National AIDS Trust

On the National AIDS Trust's World AIDS Day website, there's an interview with Garry Jones, Saving Lives ambassador and lead designer of the Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial, which DSaving…
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August 1, 2023 in Arts & Media, Headlines, NHS

Birmingham Opt-Out Testing Symposium with Andy Street

A symposium on opt-out testing was hosted with Andy Street in central Birmingham last week, with figures from government, the NHS and charities uniting to emphasise the importance of default…
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July 10, 2023 in Headlines

Saving Lives Working With UKHSA

Saving Lives is very proud to say we continue to work with the UK Health Security Agency and the Royal College of General Practitioners on their UK-wide respiratory surveillance programme.…
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June 7, 2023 in Headlines

England on track to end new HIV transmissions by 2030?

This is hopeful news from the UK Government: New HIV transmissions in England have fallen by almost a third since 2019, while fewer people remain unaware of their HIV status as a result of…
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May 28, 2023 in Headlines

Birmingham Pride

Wonderful to see such fantastic coverage of Birmingham Pride on the BBC - Saving Lives attended, providing testing information support, and most importantly the brand new Birmingham AIDS & HIV…
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April 28, 2023 in Arts & Media, Headlines, News

More Exhibitions for Cover Up Quilts

This month, our Arts Council England-funded Cover Up project has been exhibiting the quilts produced by its participants in both Birmingham's Hippodrome and Jubilee Centre. What has been most rewarding…
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March 1, 2023 in Arts & Media, Headlines, News

Cover Up Quilts Exhibition

As part of the Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial project, Saving Lives has been supported local artists, schools and craft groups to produce a range of quilts that chart the…
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February 10, 2023 in Headlines, News, NHS

National HIV Testing Week 2023

Saving Lives has been very happy to supply the testing services to this year's National HIV Testing Week activity in Birmingham. Flying under the collective banned of Fast Track Cities…
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January 31, 2023 in Headlines, News

What Fast Track Cities Means To Us

Saving Lives is extremely proud that its home city of Birmingham signed up as part of the Fast Track Cities initiative last year. This UNAIDS project enables cities to declare…
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December 2, 2022 in Arts & Media, Headlines, Positive People

The Birmingham AIDS & HIV Memorial Unveiled

World AIDS Day was extra-special in Birmingham yesterday, as hundreds of people arrived in front of the city's iconic Hippodrome Theatre to witness the unveiling of the UK's largest memorial…
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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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