NAT responds to London Council's announcement about pan-London HIV prevention.
NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the news that London Councils will continue to deliver a range of pan-London HIV prevention programmes next year, but urges individual councils to supplement these efforts with their own investment in prevention services.
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive, says: “NAT is really pleased to hear that pan-London prevention services will continue to be provided for the communities most affected by HIV – gay men and African-born men and women – and for other people at risk of HIV.
"However, we are concerned that the level of funding remains at the much-reduced level which we had hoped would only be a temporary measure during the transition to the new public health system. It is vital now that individual London councils invest in their own HIV prevention work to complement the pan-London intiatives.”