Why we believe in HIV rights

Why we believe in HIV rights

by Deborah Gold, Chief Executive National AIDS Trust is an organisation working to protect and defend human rights for everyone at risk of or living with HIV. We believe, alongside the World Health Organisation, that: “The enjoyment of...

COVID-19: An unreasonable employer

COVID-19: An unreasonable employer

By Rosalie Hayes Last week we published some general information for employees living with HIV in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that many employers have been understanding and considerate towards their employees during these...

COVID-19: Employment advice for people living with HIV

COVID-19: Employment advice for people living with HIV

by Rosalie Hayes In response to queries from individuals living with HIV and our colleagues in the sector, we have sought legal advice from Leigh Day on the employment rights of people living with HIV in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Islamophobia: Why Prevent is a barrier to HIV prevention

Islamophobia: Why Prevent is a barrier to HIV prevention

by Natasha Dhumma The Prevent duty is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, aiming to prevent the radicalisation of individuals towards extremism. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 requires public bodies including...

Islamophobia and health inequalities

Islamophobia and health inequalities

by Natasha Dhumma The Muslim community in the UK experiences a range of health inequalities compared with the wider population. This is especially true for older people, with over 24 per cent of Muslims aged 50 years and above reporting...

Balance for Better: NAT’s work on women and HIV

Balance for Better: NAT’s work on women and HIV

HIV is a women’s issue. Internationally, young women are the group facing the greatest risk of acquiring HIV and in the UK a third of people living with the virus are women. I’m proud to say that NAT is a feminist organisation – our passionate...

Diana & HIV: we remember our patron 20 years on

Diana & HIV: we remember our patron 20 years on

One year before she died, in the summer of 1996, Diana, Princess of Wales, resigned from almost 100 charities of which she had been patron or president. Instead she chose to concentrate on just six which she felt most passionately about. One of them was the National Aids Trust, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.