We must be ambitious in our action on HIV during the COVID-19 crisis

We must be ambitious in our action on HIV during the COVID-19 crisis

By Kat Smithson, Director of Policy Beyond the number of people dying, COVID-19 compounds inequalities that lead to poorer health outcomes more widely. This week saw the publication of a PHE review that describes a disproportionate impact...

What should be the priority in World Immunization Week?

What should be the priority in World Immunization Week?

By Cheryl Gowar This is World Immunization Week. As the number of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 moves closer to 200,000 and it continues to upend all our lives the question on everyone’s mind is when will we have access to a vaccination that...

Providing coordinated care for people living with HIV

Providing coordinated care for people living with HIV

by Cheryl Gowar “People living with HIV aren't separating things into this is the diabetic doctor, this is the cardiologist... they have a series of issues and concerns and health problems and if there was a holistic ways of addressing...

Why our #SexualHealthManifesto Matters

Why our #SexualHealthManifesto Matters

- Natasha Dhumma, Head of Policy & Campaigns Join us in asking local candidates to pledge their support for action on HIV and sexual health. The general election is a crucial opportunity to raise the profile of HIV and the need...

WHY THE INFECTED BLOOD ENQUIRY MATTERS

WHY THE INFECTED BLOOD ENQUIRY MATTERS

My name is Robert and I have HIV. That is probably a pretty common opening line for an NAT guest blogger, but my story is an old one that has come back into the news because of the infected blood inquiry. In the early 1980s I injected HIV into...

Improving and integrating HIV care

Improving and integrating HIV care

Over the past few years, discussion across health and social care has been dominated by one word in particular - integration. Integration between GP and hospital care, between different services within a hospital, between services that look after...