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National AIDS Trust joins world leaders, experts & artists to call for HIV medicines for all

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

National AIDS Trust today joined UNAIDS and other prominent figures around the world to call for the price of ground-breaking HIV medicines to be reduced dramatically so that they can be used worldwide by everyone. In a letter to the pharmaceutical company, ViiV, we called for a cheaper, quicker, open-access rollout of the long-acting HIV prevention technology they own. We signed alongside Stephen Fry, Olly Alexander, David Oyelowo, former President of Malawi Dr Joyce Banda, Nobel laureates and others.

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said“It is within ViiV’s power to ensure that millions more people around the world are able to benefit from the incredible technical advances that have gone into this new medicine. If countries know that it is available at an affordable price, they will be able to prioritise the purchase of it from their health budgets and to make it available to all who need it.”

You can read the full letter and list of signatories here.