HPA publications include corporate documents, surveillance reports and magazines.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) was established in 2003 with the aim of combining previously separate disciplines in order to better protect the public. In April 2013, the HPA became part of Public Health England as part of a continuing effort to deliver excellence in this field.
This report is the latest of a series in which the results of the Health Protection Agency’s Environmental Radioactivity Surveillance Programme are presented. The results from the main programme indicate that concentrations of artificial radionuclides in the general environment remain at the low levels observed in recent years.
HIV infection has been transformed from a fatal to chronic life-long infection due to the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) in the mid-1990s. Consequently, the number of people living with diagnosed HIV has risen year on year.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a group at increased risk of specific STIs such as gonorrhoea, syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). MSM have other specific sexual health needs including Hepatitis A and B vaccination and rectal and pharyngeal gonorrhoea testing.