Lisa and Sara are joined by GP and HIV lead for Greater Manchester Dr Marlon Morais and Yvonne Richards, an inspiring positive speaker from George House Trust to talk about HIV in Greater Manchester. We cover what it is, it’s prevalence and opportunities for testing. We then go on to speak about the importance of early diagnosis and effective treatment before hearing from Yvonne about her personal journey with HIV that led her to become a passionate advocate for women living with HIV.
The resources are detailed below and we are grateful to Yvonne, Marlon, Victoria Morris and Paul Fairweather for helping to make this episode possible as well as helping to compile these.
Latest Government Prevalence Data on HIV in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hiv-overall-prevalence
NICE HIV testing Guidelines: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng60/chapter/Recommendations#offering-and-recommending-hiv-testing-in-different-settings
British HIV Association (BHIVA) HIV Testing Guidance: https://www.bhiva.org/HIV-testing-guidelines
HIV Indicator Diseases, those in which an HIV test is recommended: http://www.eurotest.org/Portals/0/Indicator%20diseases/CHIP_Guidance%20in%20short_UK_updated%20JUN2016_mlj.pdf
Manchester HIV Charity George House Trust: https://ght.org.uk/
Liverpool Interaction Checker for HIV Medications: https://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/checker
iChart HIV Medication Interaction Checker for Phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.liverpooluni.icharthiv&hl=en_GB
Fingertips Public Health Profiles (can be used to find out the HIV prevalence in UK regions): https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/search/HIV
UK Wide Charity Terrence Higgins Trust: https://www.tht.org.uk/
Terrence Higgins Trust on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/6316017331/posts/10158506443587332/?sfnsn=scwspmo
AIDS Maps (HIV and AIDS Charity): https://www.aidsmap.com/
Positively UK HIV Charity: https://positivelyuk.org/
Sophia Forum HIV Charity (focus on politics and women with HIV): https://sophiaforum.net/
National AIDS Trust: https://www.nat.org.uk/
CHIVA: Children’s HIV Association: https://www.chiva.org.uk/
HIV i-Base (HIV Charity focusing on HIV information and advocacy, pictorial approach to HIV): https://i-base.info/
HIV AIDS Foundation: https://www.eltonjohnaidsfoundation.org
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