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About Time: PrEP for England too

HIV prevention drug PrEP will be made available across England starting next month. The government announced today that local authorities will receive £16 million in 2020 to 2021 to deliver the preventative treatment. The funding from the Department of Health and Social Care should ensure anyone who is at a high risk of contracting HIV will receive PrEP from their […]

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House of Commons talks LBT Health

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The House of Commons held its first ever debate on the subject of bisexual, lesbian and trans women’s health issues today, as part of the events around International Women’s Day and LBT Women’s Health Week. The House of Lords has held at least two such discussions, the first in 2016 led by Baroness Liz Barker. There were contributions from Alliance, […]

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Parliament talks LBT Health

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights, in partnership with the National LGB&T Partnership, will hold a panel discussion on lesbian, bi and trans women’s health inequalities later this week. The event is to be chaired by APPG LGBT+ Vice-Chair Baroness Barker, and is being held in part to mark Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans Women’s Health Week. Liz Barker […]

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London: City Hall to talk LBT Health

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is hosting an event targeted at LGBTQ+ women as part of International Women’s Week and LBT Women’s Health Week. The meeting will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm this Tuesday 10 March 2020, at City Hall. The aim of the event is to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ women’s health inequalities, to make it easier for […]

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Here’s Why: LBT Women’s Heath Week

It’s Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Women’s Health Week – running from Monday (March 9th) through to Friday 13th. It is there to highlight how – taken as a whole – bi, lesbian and trans women face particular and bigger health challenges than their cishetero sisters. In turn this is one of the areas where the growing trend over the last […]

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Mixed news: bis and skin cancer

Research into rates of skin cancer shows bi men are the people most likely to get it. But it’s the reverse for bi women. A study published this week in the JAMA Dermatology journal breaks down figures from the USA’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System by gender and sexuality to explore incidence of skin cancer. The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance […]

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HIV infection rates fall sharply

A new report from NHS England highlights that rates of new HIV diagnoses have fallen sharply. So much so that the NHS report talks optimistically of getting to zero new diagnoses ten years from now in 2030. “HIV in the UK: towards zero HIV transmissions by 2030” notes that: After a peak of new HIV diagnosesin the United Kingdom in […]

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