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NAT Topic - Preventing HIV

Preventing HIV

Preventing HIV 

The issue: 

HIV transmission can be prevented, but thousands of people are still diagnosed in the UK every year. People at risk urgently need to know how they can avoid getting HIV, and medication that can prevent transmissions, such as PEP and PrEP, must be easily available to them. 

What we do: 

National AIDS Trust influences national strategy, policy and guidance on preventing HIV transmission. Through research on public spending on HIV prevention, we hold government to account. We have taken legal action to ensure that everyone who needs it can access PrEP. We work with partners to make sure we have high quality HIV prevention services that meet the needs of all key populations. 

Blog

By Victoria Grandsoult 1 , Jenny Vaughan 2 , Kat Smithson 3 , Cristina Bernardo 1 , Ricardo Baptista Leite...
This blog was originally published on HuffPost . It is seven years since PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – the drug taken...
Kat Smithson
80 organisations from across the health sector have issued a consensus statement telling the Government to fund public health (or...

Press Releases

Funding for routine commissioning a milestone moment in the battle for PrEP The Department of...
According to a report launched today by a cross-party group of parliamentarians on HIV and...
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive at NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: "The Government’s continued silence on...

Publications

Sexual Health Manifesto 2019
We're proud to stand with over 30 organisations to call for the next government to...
Letter to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP - urgent request to intervene: funding for sexual health services
Joint letter on PrEP to Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP