STIGMA SURVEY UK 2019

The study aims to identify how people (15+) living with HIV in the UK experience HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and to describe how stigma affects their daily lives.

Through a partnership with Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and East Midlands Sexual Health, this initiative was drive BY people living with HIV, FOR people living with HIV.

The Stigma Survey UK will be open from January to December 1st 2019 and can be completed within participating NHS clinic sites or through this website. At the end of the survey, respondents have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a smart phone.

Leicester City Council: Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

On 29 June Leicester City Council published the lockdown extension article.  It explains that people in Leicester and its outlying areas are to be asked to continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions for at least two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

This means the city’s bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on July 4 as planned, and shops that were allowed to open on 15 June will have to close again from today 30 June.

The latest figures obtained by the city council show that 3,216 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Leicester since the start of the epidemic. Of these, 944 cases were reported in the last two weeks. These figures include the number of patients and staff testing as positive in hospitals, known as Pillar 1 figures, and positive cases identified in testing centres, known as Pillar 2. The council did not previously have access to the Pillar 2 data, but this is now being provided on a weekly basis.

People in Leicester are being advised to stay at home if they can, to maintain two metre social distancing, ensure good hand hygiene and to strictly limit their contact with others from outside their own household.  Anyone who thinks they have symptoms should stay at home along with the rest of their household until they have been tested. Anyone who tests positive should stay at home for seven days, and members of their household should stay at home for 14 days.

please visit - www.leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

Tel: 0300 124 0102

For further Government advice, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance