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Statement: National AIDS Trust response to NICE approving an injectable medication cabotegravir for people living with HIV in England

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said:  

“Long-acting injectables have been proven to be a safe and effective method of delivering HIV treatment, so we are delighted that NICE has approved the use of cabotegravir with rilpivirine for adults living with HIV.  

“The voice of people living with HIV is clear: they want this technology available as part of a range of treatment options. It won’t be right for everyone but, for some, monthly injections are highly preferable to daily pills.  

“Innovations that can make it easier for people to stick to their treatment plans both improve the wellbeing of people living with HIV and bring us one step closer to the goal of ending transmissions by 2030.” 


For more details please contact Joe Lester on or 020 7814 6727 

Notes to editors  

For more information you can find the NICE guidance here.

About National AIDS Trust  

We’re the UK’s HIV rights charity. We work to stop HIV from standing in the way of health, dignity and equality, and to end new HIV transmissions. Our expertise, research and advocacy secure lasting change to the lives of people living with and at risk of HIV. 

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