Our thinking

We work closely with a range of different people - including other charities, people living with HIV, doctors, lawyers and other experts - and use all the latest evidence to develop fresh and independent thinking on HIV and to identify solutions. Our thinking influences national policy development and the actions of people and organisations across the UK who have the greatest impact on the lives of people living with HIV. We believe that by working in this way we can make the biggest difference to the largest number of lives.

Prevention and testing

More investment and fresh approaches are needed to give people the information they need to prevent the spread of HIV and ensure that if they are infected they are diagnosed as soon as possible.

Prevention and testing

Health and social care

HIV treatment in the UK is highly effective at keeping people well. When combined with other services such as social care and psychological support people living with HIV can live active and productive lives.

Health and social care

People in greatest need

Asylum applicants, other people who do not have full UK residency status and prisoners are among the groups most seriously affected by HIV in the UK.

People in greatest need

Every day issues

People living with HIV often still face unfair treatment and unnecessary extra challenges across a range of every day issues.

Every day issues

Law, stigma and discrimination

HIV remains a highly stigmatised condition and one-third of people living with HIV have experienced HIV-related discrimination.

Law, stigma and discrimination

Public understanding

Three decades on from the start of the HIV epidemic, knowledge about HIV among the general public is worryingly low and falling. This contributes both to the spread of HIV and to the discrimination which people living with HIV so often face.

Public understanding

HIV and Europe

NAT also works at the European level to share best practice and identify common approaches to address the HIV epidemic across the European region.

HIV and Europe

Parliamentary activity

HIV in the UK has gone down the political agenda, despite prevalence in the UK significantly increasing. For this reason NAT is working to increase awareness and action amongst parliamentarians, and campaigning on a number of issues to raise the political profile of HIV in the UK.

Parliamentary activity

Our Current Work

Find out what projects we are currently working on.

Our Current Work

Consultation responses

Find out what we're saying to the Government and policy makers.

Consultation responses

Recent achievements

Recent achievements

No plan, no progress: the case for a UK national strategy on HIV
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