Boggled Docs

'It's A Sin'- is the stigma surrounding HIV still stuck in the 1980s?

February 05, 2021 Nik Kendrew Season 1 Episode 19
Boggled Docs
'It's A Sin'- is the stigma surrounding HIV still stuck in the 1980s?
Show Notes Transcript

This week we are joined by two HIV specialists to talk about 'It's A Sin' the new Channel 4 drama from Russell. T. Davies which doesn't pull any punches in dealing with the 1980s AIDS crisis. 
Dr Rex Melville was involved in testing and managing patients with HIV from the beginning of the epidemic- initially in Melbourne and Sydney and then from 1993 in London, so he can share his experiences of those early days. He is now a part-time Genito-Urinary Medicine Consultant in London. 
Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan is a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine in London. She's on hand to tell us what's happening now and what areas we need to focus on in the future. We also discuss what we can do from a primary care perspective to help. 


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https://www.tht.org.uk/news/we-can-end-hiv-cases-2030

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/its-a-sin-aids-real-story-london-uk-b1794007.html

Headlines

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/its-sin-should-inspiration-need-23430634

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9211415/Hearing-music-knife-means-pain-wake-new-research-suggests.html

https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4284

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1393571/statins-side-effects-liver-failure-high-cholesterol-alternative

Daytime

https://twitter.com/bbcbreakfast/status/1355229298588790788?s=21

https://twitter.com/packedlunchc4/status/1353698005132730368?s=21

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It’s A Sin

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/its-a-sin

These are the new national HIV testing guidelines
https://www.bhiva.org/file/5f68c0dd7aefb/HIV-testing-guidelines-2020.pdf

This is a fantastic website where you can check for drug interactions with antiretrovirals, so helpful for GPs prescribing for HIV patients. Gives you recommendations using a traffic light system.
https://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/checker


https://gpcpd.com/handbook/GP%20Update/Sexual%20Health/HIV%20testing%20in%20primary%20care


https://gpcpd.com/handbook/GP%20Update/GUM%20and%20Sexual%20Health/HIV%20drug%20treatment

https://gpcpd.com/handbook/GP%20Update/Sexual%20Health/Caring%20for%20patients%20living%20with%20HIV

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