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Statement: response to Cambridge University and PHE research about ending HIV transmission in England by 2030  

Friday, September 24, 2021

National AIDS Trust’s response to Cambridge University and Public Health England research about ending HIV transmission in England by 2030  

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

“We’ve made great progress towards the goal of ending new HIV transmissions by 2030, and this study shows what might be possible. However, to stay on the path the study predicts, we must meet crucial milestones and avoid complacency. 

“It’s vital that we increase testing, particularly among the harder-to-reach groups. We need to make the HIV prevention drug PrEP more widely available. And we need to improve engagement in care for people living with HIV, to make sure everyone is being effectively treated so they can’t pass the virus on.  

“This study shows that the 2030 goal is indeed within reach. But we won’t get there without a properly funded HIV Action Plan, which is why we’re calling on the Government to fully fund this ambition as part of the Autumn spending review.” 

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For more details please contact Anabel Unity Sale on or 020 7814 6738. 

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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