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Government challenged over ‘cruel’ ban on people living with HIV using fertility treatment
07/08/2022
HIV rights charity National AIDS Trust is calling on the government to end the ban on people living with HIV...
Statement: Travelling with medication
03/08/2022
Media reports that some airlines are requesting documentation confirming not just what medication people take, but why, have generated understandable...
National AIDS Trust joins world leaders, experts & artists to call for HIV medicines for all
20/07/2022
National AIDS Trust today joined UNAIDS and other prominent figures around the world to call for the price of ground-breaking...
Consensus statement on response to the monkeypox outbreak
12/07/2022
We are united in calling for urgent action to prevent Monkeypox (MPX) becoming endemic in the UK. Since May 2022,...
Statement: Armed Forces enact promised changes for serving personnel living with HIV
21/06/2022
On June 21st, the Ministry of Defence enacted the changes for personnel living with HIV announced on World AIDS Day...
Statement: Civil Aviation Authority landmark change for pilots and air traffic controllers living with HIV
20/06/2022
On June 20th, the Civil Aviation Authority announced an update to their rules enabling pilots living with HIV to gain...
Statement: Death of Thoko Shiri in prison was completely avoidable
08/06/2022
On June 8th a jury concluded that Thokozani Shiri, 21 years old and living with HIV, died in prison because...
Statement: Exclusion of trans people from the conversion therapy ban
04/04/2022
We have signed a joint statement alongside over 100 LGBT+ and HIV organisations : The Government’s decision to exclude trans...
Statement: Armed Forces announce major changes to allow people living with HIV to serve in the military
01/12/2021
The Ministry of Defence has today announced that the Armed Forces have committed to ensuring that people living with HIV...
Statement: New HIV data shows significant inequalities exist in UK’s HIV response
01/12/2021
On World AIDS Day 2021, the UK Health Security Agency released data about HIV testing, new diagnoses and the quality...
Statement: response to Government HIV Action Plan: A step in the right direction, but more to do
01/12/2021
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive said: “We warmly welcome the publication today of the Government’s new HIV Action Plan , including...
Statement: National AIDS Trust response to NICE approving an injectable medication cabotegravir for people living with HIV in England
18/11/2021
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “Long-acting injectables have been proven to be a safe and effective...
Joint statement: We're calling for PrEP to be made more widely available
16/11/2021
Joint statement with Terrence Higgins Trust, Prepster and the National Pharmacy Association calls for Government to pilot PrEP in community...
Statement: National AIDS Trust, Terrence Higgins Trust and Elton John AIDS Foundation response to today’s Comprehensive Spending Review
27/10/2021
"The Government was silent today on funding for HIV and ominous on public health. "If it is serious about ‘combating...
Statement: National AIDS Trust response to needle stick injuries and misinformation on HIV
22/10/2021
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “The reports about needle drug spiking incidents in the UK are...
Mental health services are failing to support people living with HIV, new report finds
21/10/2021
Mental health services don’t have the necessary knowledge and understanding of HIV to support people living with HIV, 40 years...
Statement: response to Scottish Medicines Consortium approving an injectable medication cabotegravir for people living with HIV in Scotland
12/10/2021
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “We are delighted to see the Scottish Medicines Consortium has laid...
Blood donation rules to be updated to remove discriminatory criteria
11/10/2021
Today the Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed that the question; ‘In the last three months, have you...
Statement: response to RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Charity Kase discussing their HIV status
07/10/2021
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “I applaud Charity Kase’s decision to be open about HIV. Better...
Statement: National AIDS Trust, BHIVA, and THT community guidance on COVID third doses & boosters
24/09/2021
Recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on COVID vaccine third doses and boosters: update 24 September...