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Sexual health and gynaecology

HIV prevention drug to become routinely available in England

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). which is highly effective at preventing transmission of HIV, will become routinely available throughout England.

Sexually transmitted infections soar due to ‘brutal’ funding cuts

Deep funding cuts and a lack of national strategy for sexual health has led to soaring rates of sexually transmitted infections, a report from two leading charities has warned.

GP contract could include postnatal six-week check, says minister

 A contractual obligation for GPs to carry out six-week postnatal checks is being considered for the 2020/21 contract, a health minister has stated.

PHE proposes dropping men from chlamydia screening programme

Public Health England plans to restrict the national chlamydia screening programme to women only, new proposals have revealed.

HIV cases reduce by 71% among UK gay and bisexual men in six years

HIV transmission has fallen by more than 70% in six years among gay and bisexual men according to a report from Public Health England hailing the success of HIV testing in the UK.

HIV diagnoses at lowest level since 2000 thanks to testing and prevention efforts

The number of new HIV diagnoses in the UK have fallen by almost a third since 2015 and are at its lowest level since 2000, figures by Public Health England have revealed