The BBC has reported that up to £3.4m has been provided for a new three-year HIV prevention programme in the UK capital, London. This programme, aimed at gay men and African communities, will include both outreach work and distribution of condoms.
Dr Yvone Doyle, London regional director for Public Health England, said that HIV “continues to be a major public health problem in London. Men who have sex with men and black African heterosexuals remain the groups with the highest HIV prevalence in London and it is important that there are cohesive and collaborative services across the city to supper them.”
The response by the London Councils follows a study which found diagnoses of the virus rose by 8% between 2011 and 2012, to 2,832 cases.
So, in London there is significant funding found by local councils to work to prevent the transmission of HIV because of an increase of 8%…
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