25 years of NAT



2012, marked the 25th year since NAT was established in 1987. In that time, the HIV epidemic has evolved dramatically and NAT has been at the forefront of changing decisions and policies in order to improve the lives of people living with HIV. Read on to find out 25 achievements in 25 years of NAT...

1

1989

NAT sets up the ‘AIDS & Prisons Consortium project’ which evolved into the National AIDS and Prisons Forum (NAPF)

 

2

1990

NAT organises the first ever ‘Women, AIDS & the Future’ conference, attended by Princess Diana - watch a video clip here

 

3

1991

NAT’s Youth Initiative holds consultations with young people across the UK to discuss their HIV education needs

 

4

1993

As NAT patron, Princess Diana delivers a speech on ‘Women & Children with AIDS’ in Edinburgh - watch a video clip here

 

5

1994

The second ‘Concert of Hope’ is held in support of NAT and Crusaid and performers include Take That and Lulu

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6

1995

NAT launches the ‘Companies Act!’ initiative to promote good practice on HIV and employment.  This grew into the Global Business Coalition on AIDS which now has more than 200 members including Coca Cola and Shell

 

7

1996

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is established with NAT as a founding partner

 

8

1999

The UK Government is the first in the world to commit funding to HIV vaccine research with a £14 million grant to IAVI

 

9

2000

NAT commissions the first Ipsos MORI research into public awareness and understanding of HIV

 

10

NAT launches the first official World AIDS Day website

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11

2001

Bill Clinton delivers the 'Diana, Princess of Wales, Lecture on AIDS' organised by NAT

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12

2002

NAT launches ‘Are you HIV prejudiced?’ a major national anti-stigma campaign

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13

2004

The ‘Changing Tomorrow’ conference is held in Leicester and attended by over 350 people living with HIV

 

14

AIDS Action Europe is established with NAT as founding partner

 

15

2005

Following a successful NAT campaign, the Disability Discrimination Act defines HIV as a disability from the point of diagnosis for the first time

 

16

2007

NAT launches its first ‘Guidelines for HIV Reporting’ for journalists, produced in partnership with the National Union of Journalists (updated in 2010)

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17

NAT launches the first ever 'Prisons Framework' (updated in 2011)

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18

2008

NAT’s 'Policy Network' is established

 

19

The CPS publishes legal guidance on 'Prosecuting cases Involving the Intentional or Reckless Sexual Transmission of Infection'

 

20

2009

NAT establishes ‘Press Gang’

 

21

2010

NAT establishes its 'HIV Activists network'

 

22

NAT succeeds in influencing the Equality Act so that it is unlawful for employers to ask questions about HIV prior to a job offer

 

23

2011

www.HIVaware.co.uk is launched

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24

NAT helps secure the ending of the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have had sex with other men

 

25

2012

HIV treatment is made available without charge to everyone living in England who needs it, following a seven-year campaign by NAT