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Anti-FGM measures strengthened

Anti-FGM measures strengthened

More than £1.5m has been announced for “the next stage” of a professional body female genital multination (FGM) prevention programme by the Department of Health (DH) to “bring about an end” to FGM.

Avastin trials may lead to breakthrough

New data showing cancer treatment Avastin® (bevacizumab, Roche) can extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer compared to chemotherapy alone has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MHRA advises GPs on contraceptive implant

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has issued advice to GPs on the use of Implanon, a contraceptive implant that's popular amongst women. The advice follows media reports about difficulties in insertion and removal of the contraceptive device from the arms of female patients.

Sheonaidh Johnston, Policy Officer, NAT

HIV: Stop, think, test

Do you know the symptoms of HIV? How often do you offer a HIV test, to whom? These are the questions healthcare workers are being told to consider as emerging research shows the extent to which undiagnosed early HIV infection is fuelling the spread of HIV in the UK.

HIV prevention

HIV remains one of the most serious public health challenges facing this country. There are now over 70,000 people living with HIV in the UK and a third of these are unaware of their status. The number of people diagnosed annually with HIV has trebled in the last ten years, with new diagnoses now exceeding 7,000 a year.