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NAT Topic - Preventing HIV

Preventing HIV

The issue: 

HIV transmission can be prevented, but the number of HIV infections in the UK is still increasing. People at risk urgently need to know how they can avoid getting HIV, and medication that can prevent transmission, such as PEP and PrEP, must be available to them. 

What we do: 

NAT influences national strategy, policy and guidance on preventing HIV transmission. Through research on public spending on HIV prevention, we hold local and central Government to account. Our campaigning maintains focus on investment in prevention across the UK and we have taken legal action to ensure that the NHS cannot ignore new innovations like PrEP.

BLOG

Kat Smithson
In two years, investment in community based HIV prevention decreased by over a third in London. This coincided with significant...
Yusef Azad
One argument you see amongst those critical or worried about the introduction of PrEP is that it will result in...
Sarah Radcliffe
In March 2015, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced the first national diabetes prevention programme. Reflecting on the...

PRESS RELEASES

NHS hope to double capacity of PrEP trial after huge demand for HIV prevention drug...
10 young people [i] are diagnosed with HIV every week yet young people’s knowledge about...
New data released today by Public Health England (PHE) shows astonishing progress towards the UN’s...

PUBLICATIONS

We Need PrEP on the NHS Now - a community statement
Going to law for prep: a case study from england
HIV Outbreak in Glasgow: More Needs to Be Done