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Legal highs 'may be linked' to rise in HIV in Glasgow area
For the first time in almost 30 years, new diagnoses of HIV related to drug injecting was at a comparable level among gay and heterosexual men.
Investigations into the outbreak highlighted that some drug users were sharing needles, syringes, spoons and water when preparing and injecting their drugs.
It has also highlighted that there is low awareness of the risks of HIV from doing so. [...] Dr Catriona Milosevic, consultant in public health medicine at NHSGGC, said it was "vitally important" that people who inject drugs do not share or reuse equipment.
War  on  Drugs  Legalisation  legalization  decriminalisation  decriminalization  Legal  Highs  chem  sex  chem-sex  gay  culture 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Super-gonorrhoea's spread 'causing huge concern'
Doctors have expressed "huge concern" that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England and to gay men.
The new superbug prompted a national alert last year when it emerged in Leeds, as one of the main treatments had become useless against it.
Public Health England acknowledges measures to contain the outbreak have been of "limited success".
Doctors fear the sexually transmitted infection, which can cause infertility, could soon become untreatable.
Cases of super-gonorrhoea have now been detected in the West Midlands, London and southern England.
Only 34 cases have been officially confirmed in laboratory testing, >>> but this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg of an infection that can be symptomless. <<< + cuts to public health budget! //&! bit.ly/23PdjDp
antibiotic  resistance  antibiotic-resistant  gonorrhea  antibiotics  superbug  STI  STD  chem-sex  chem  sex  AIDS  HIV  gay  culture  subculture  UK  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  economic  damage  NHS  GP  prevention  budget2015  austerity 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Mary Bassett: Why your doctor should care about social justice
[ DETERMINANT NOT JUST FOR HEALTH, BUT ALSO POOR HEALTH ] the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism. "We don't have to have all the answers to call for change," she says. "We just need courage." //&! - Doctors are failing to help people with gender dysphoria - http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1694 - via https://redd.it/4cr1cr //&! NOT ONLY IN UK - fundraiser to pay for transition - https://redd.it/4dazwd - http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/2016/04/03/new-solidarity-fund-round-for-people-of-colour/
NHS  Grampian  NHS  health  inequality  marginalised  groups  marginalised  marginalized  groups  marginalized  HIV  AIDS  Transgender  Transphobic  transphobia  Homophobia  homophobic  social  discrimination  discrimination  gay  culture  chem-sex  chem  sex  STD  STI  prevention  intervention  inequality  prejudice  snap  judgement  public  opinion  public  awareness  public  image  public  perception  rationing  mental  health  well  being  GP  Religion  LGBTQIASP  exclusion  class  warfare  western  world  structural  violence  premature  death  Privileged  poverty  public  health  care  system  public  health  public  health  risk  public  health  policy  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  institutional  disparity  Jim  Crow  post-racial  America  Justice 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Services for LGBT young people will just disappear | Kirstie Brewer | Society | The Guardian
Cuts to council youth budgets are putting vital specialist provision for vulnerable youngsters in jeopardy [...] “Youth provision has always been the Cinderella service and LGBT youth provision is its poor relation,” [...] Overall, youth services directly provided by councils in England have been cut by 36% since 2011 – from £877m to £561m total expenditure, according to figures provided by Kate Green, shadow minister for women and equalities. “Councils are facing impossible decisions about youth services as the government slashes their revenue support grants by over 50%, regardless of the cost to individuals and communities,” //&! Out in the cold: LGBT housing services devastated by austerity cuts. Homelessness among gay, lesbian and transgender people is rising but the few organisations that offer help are struggling to survive - bit.ly/1R6FIyh
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News
&! GPs are prescribing antibiotics that no longer work for people with gonorrhoea, raising the chances that drug-resistant forms of the sexually transmitted disease will spread. - bit.ly/1Ln8Gth //&! bit.ly/1Mg8XwF //&! bbc.in/1iVQhZs //&! The epic challenges of the post-antibiotic age will take the debate beyond the well-worn issues of obesity and old age - bit.ly/1NNaH3K - Health and Social Care Act (austerity) put sexual health services into councils hand, out of GP's purview, and thus councils have to decide what to cut ... sexual health services. unable to reach to minorities and marginalised. And its not integrated into NHS services, thus ongoing treatment and side effects and oversight is putting on friction! And puts patients health & good outcome at risk (becomes a chronic disease, untreatable, has to be managed: Super-gonorrhoea. // &! "therefore it would be impossible to design a public health system when the population is so feckless and immature." #sick-population
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september 2015 by asterisk2a

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