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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. 


Yusef Azad
Some readers will recall the campaign NAT led at the end of 2014 to prevent national HIV prevention spending being...
Yusef Azad
NAT responds to the Government announcement of a NICE Evidence review on PrEP
Kat Smithson
In early 2015 we wrote to David Cameron ahead of the General Election to ask his party to support statutory...

Press Releases

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “We warmly welcome the green...
N ew independent HIV Commission to end HIV transmissions in England by 2030 launches with...
New statistics published today by the Scottish Government on drug-related deaths (DRDs) in Scotland show...