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Scottish context on new UK HIV figures

3 October 2017

Today’s announcement from Public Health England, which shows a dramatic fall in new HIV infections focused in parts of London among the gay and bisexual men in 2016, is very welcome and presents an exciting development in the response to the UK’s HIV epidemic.

Closing of Glasgow’s Central Station Needle Exchange

25 September 2017

The needle exchange set up last July to respond to the HIV outbreak in injecting drug users in Glasgow’s Central station is being forced to close this week.

Charity calls for 21st century education on HIV in schools

24 September 2017

A Scottish charity has today called for compulsory Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) education to be taught in schools for fear that today’s young people are missing out on vital information to prevent HIV.

Brownlee Clinic: HIV Viral Load Tests

20 September 2017

The Brownlee Clinic has informed us that it was recently notified by the Regional Virus Laboratory that some HIV Viral Load tests, carried out between March 2017 and August 2017, may have given inaccurate results.

SHIVAG conference 2017

12 September 2017

This year’s SHIVAG conference featured lively discussion on improving testing for key populations, criminal justice in the U=U era (undetectable equals untransmittable) and an update on PrEP since its roll out in July 2017.

#KnowYourRisk - Testing Week Scotland: 11-17 September 2017

11 September 2017

Scotland’s first testing week launches to tackle undiagnosed HIV, hepatitis and STIs rates rise

Generic PrEP now available on NHS

8 September 2017

Barriers to HIV testing raised at Pride Glasgow

21 August 2017

The HIV Scotland team headed to Pride Glasgow last weekend to discuss barriers to HIV testing and the roll-out of PrEP.

Research shows HIV testing in Primary Care is cost effective

19 August 2017

A new study, published at the end of July, found that offering routine HIV tests to people during the registration process with new GP surgeries in high-risk areas is cost effective and can lead to people living with HIV being diagnosed and supported on to treatment, where they might otherwise have been unaware of their status.

Get involved: Community Member to join National testing group

9 August 2017

We are looking for a community member to join this national group to help develop exciting new initiatives to improve access to HIV testing for people in Scotland.