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Activities and Special Events
Positively UK promotes sexual health and distributes male and female condoms at special events. In March a flashmob descended upon the start of the women against violence rally at Hyde Park in London. To keep up to date about activities join us on Facebook.
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Positively UK is a partner in the Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC). The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium is a newly formed partnership committed to tackling women’s health and social inequalities through building a shared understanding of the issues and the value of the sector with government departments and statutory authorities.
UK Community Advisory Board Survey
UK Community Advisory Board (UKCAB) have launched a survey about recent changes to to the HIV drugs recommended by the London Specialist Commissioning Group for prescription to patients in London HIV clinics.
The survey can be found here.
Anyone accessing HIV care in London who has seen changes to their drug regimen since April is asked to share their experiences, in a completely anonymous online survey. The survey will be available online for the next few months, and the information that we obtain from the data will be used to help UKCAB produce a report on how the new regime is affecting people living with HIV, positively or negatively. Although this is currently a London initiative, it is likely versions of this approach will be adopted by other regions in future, so it is essential to learn as soon as possible how the new arrangements are affecting people living with HIV.
The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC)
The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC) works to strengthen the voice of women and girls in policy making and build the capacity and sustainability of women and girls’ health and social care organisations. The WHEC is seeking to achieve the best possible health outcomes for all women and girls in England.
The WHEC was set up in September 2008 with funding from the Department of Health’s Strategic Partners Programme. WHEC partners are: Platform 51 (formerly the YWCA England and Wales) as lead partner, FORWARD UK, Imkaan, Maternity Action, Positively UK and Women’s Resource Centre.
For more information or to join the WHEC Network visit the WHEC website www.whec.org.uk
If you are living with HIV you are considered to be more vulnerable to the flu, especially if you have a low CD4 white blood cell count. The current advice is to have your seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible to protect yourself.
For further information about the flu jab on the NHS Choices website here or see THT’s site for more information about HIV and the flu by clicking here.
Ibase: HIV and Quality of Life: Side Effects & Complications
Positively UK recommend this updated guide from I-base out now.
The information in this guide should help you get better medical care and improved health. It should help you feel more in control of your treatment, and, most importantly, to get a better quality of life. It has been written by people who are HIV positive, who have used many of these treatments and had many of the side effects. It includes information on how to talk to your doctor about side effects. There are sections on each of the major side effects and medical and alternative treatments are included.
For more information or to order a copy click here.