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

https://youtu.be/aJAETMuQq_I 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

https://youtu.be/ab1ybtI2idE 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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November 16, 2018 in Headlines

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…
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November 15, 2018 in Headlines

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…
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October 17, 2018 in Headlines

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…
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July 16, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 32

So, after my pictorial debut week sneakily sliced salami-style into two to bulk up the seemingly bottomless viper-pit of missing blogs, we are now back onto familiar territory: general waffle,…
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May 21, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 31

This is the cheeky sequel of a two-episode series, the first being week 30, which in turn was a sly follow-on to week 29 – so for anyone with sufficient…
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May 18, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 30

First up in the inaugural picture blog is thanaka. This an ochre coloured bark-paste which adorns so many of the Burmese faces and is always applied to the cheeks and…
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May 16, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 29

Pondering as I tend to when faced with a blank page and looking for the inspirational heavenly thunderbolt to strike and get me past ‘Go’ (not helped by a yet-to-be…
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May 14, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 28

Blogs can easily become a process of self-indulgent navel-gazing, embellished without contradiction and, like the Christmas letter from the hedge-fund managing cousin with her Cambridge-destined children, full of successes achieved…
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May 10, 2018 in Headlines

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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP 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…
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May 7, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 27

There are many things that slip me by and snakes in the grass is one of them, mainly because except for the not-so-scary adder they don’t present a major public…
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May 4, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 26

Unless you’ve experienced it, and seeing the pics is definitely not an alternative, the Burmese New Year ‘Water Festival’ or Thingyan is an absolutely crazy time when you have to…
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April 30, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 25

Not to break the habit of a Myanmar lifetime this blog is now five weeks late and so, if there is an avid reader whose life feels empty without reading…
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April 22, 2018 in Headlines, NHS

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…
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April 18, 2018 in Headlines

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…
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March 30, 2018 in Headlines, Hepatitis

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…
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February 9, 2018 in Headlines

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…
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February 2, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

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…
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February 1, 2018 in Ed Wilkins' Blog, International

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.…
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December 2, 2017 in Dr Steve Taylor's Blog, Headlines, NHS

These Two Hashtags Have The Power to End The HIV Epidemic

#UequalsU. #909090. 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…
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December 1, 2017 in Football, Headlines

Football Clubs Join Forces With Saving Lives on World AIDS Day

STOKE CITY, alongside many of the country's other top sides, are proud to be working with the national charity Saving Lives for World AIDS Day – and the message is…
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November 29, 2017 in Dr Steve Taylor's Blog, Headlines, NHS

World AIDS Day Podcast from Dr Steve Taylor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjGxncuNqjc 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…
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