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7 May 2013
HIV Scotland have a great employment opportunity for a Head of Policy and Campaigning.
22 March 2013
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have announced that 144 babies born to women with HIV have been free of the disease.
22 March 2013
The Steering Group Feedback Report from the Positive Person's Forum hosted by HIV Scotland in February.
21 March 2013
This leaflet aims to explain the COPFS policy and Scots law in a straightforward way and to answer some of the most common questions and concerns people have. It is not a substitute for legal advice. Produced in collaboration between HIV Scotland, NAT and Terrence Higgins Trust.
13 March 2013
HIV Scotland and Hepatitis Scotland, supported by Health Protection Scotland, are hosting a conference, Minorities, Communities and BBVs at Glasgow City Chambers on 13 March, 2013. The conference has its roots in the Scottish Governments Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 2011-2015 and will examine current health and social responses to BBVs in minority ethnic communities. It will take a broad look at enhancing the engagement of ethnic minority communities with prevention, testing, treatment and care services, both statutory and voluntary, specialist and multicultural. Guest speakers include Dr Irene Veldhuijzen, Senior Epidemiologist, GGD Holland who will speak about the European Union funded HepScreen programme, and the NAZ Project London who will discuss adapting approaches to engagement. There will also be a range of plenaries and workshops from local services and policy makers.
13 March 2013
This year Positively UK are convening a second conference focusing on 'Engagement and involvement; personal, political, and clinical'. To ensure the conference is bringing the right issues to the table they have a quick quiz which will be of great help in planning the conference.
12 March 2013
The Scottish World AIDS Day Awareness Group (SWADAG) was set up by HIV Scotland in 2012. A working group for World AIDS Day in Scotland, it aimed to bring organisations together to support a unified, coordinated campaign. Its members included representatives from the HIV Voluntary Sector, namely Waverley Care, Church of Scotland HIV Programme, Terence Higgins Trust, Gay Men’s Health, Positive Help, and HIV Scotland. This evaluation seeks to assess the effectiveness of SWADAG from the perspective of its members, and to provide recommendations based on suggestions made by respondents. The report also evaluates the success of HIV Scotland’s Light up Scotland campaign. The report found 100% of respondents would like SWADAG to continue in the future. Recommendations included a need for a stronger World AIDS Day theme and campaign, the creation of stronger leadership within the group, and an expansion of SWADAG’s members. To access the full report, please click here.
28 February 2013
MAF UK is launching a Special Initiative Grants Programme to support projects for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men(MSM). The closing date for applications is 28th February 2013. To find out more and how to apply click here
5 February 2013
This is a statement from AHPN (African Health Policy Network) "AHPN is pleased to launch our Policy Position 2013. This document sets out our policy vision, as well as our thinking on the six health conditions we prioritise in our work: cancer, diabetes, HIV, mental health, stroke and TB. Health inequalities for Africans exist across all of these conditions, in prevalence, outcomes, patient experience and access to services. The facts speak for themselves: Africans account for 35% of new HIV diagnoses each year and accounted for 18% of reported cases of TB in the UK in 2011; African and African-Caribbean people in the UK are up to three times more likely than the general population to have Type 2 diabetes; British black women present on average 21 years younger than white women with breast cancer; prostate cancer is three times more common in black men than white men; and African people are twice as likely as Europeans to have a stroke. In our Policy Position 2013, we set out our thinking on these health inequalities and the steps that need to be taken to reduce them. The report sets out a comprehensive picture of health inequalities for Africans in the UK, and sets the foundation for our work in the coming year. We hope it will also be useful to you in your work. Please share the document widely, and get in touch if you would like to find out more."
30 January 2013
Save the Date: Reducing the Stigma around Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses in Lanarkshire. Wednesday 30th January 2013 9:30-15:45 Venue: Hamilton Town House
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