Press releases

Press releases and statements about HIV and related topics

 

Statement: International AIDS Conference 2020 – possible HIV cure
07/07/2020
Today researchers from the Federal University of São Paulo and others presented evidence at the International AIDS Conference 2020 of...
Statement: government intend to cut PrEP funding by a third in England
03/07/2020
Budget cut for HIV prevention pill before roll out even begins in England – response from Terrence Higgins Trust, NAT...
Statement in response to Department of Health and Social Care fully-funding roll-out of PrEP
15/03/2020
Funding for routine commissioning a milestone moment in the battle for PrEP The Department of Health and Social Care has...
Statement: Our response to the APPG on HIV & AIDS report - The Missing Link: HIV and Mental Health
04/03/2020
According to a report launched today by a cross-party group of parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS, failure to address the...
NAT statement supporting the Local Government Authorities' call for fully funded PrEP
12/02/2020
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive at NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: "The Government’s continued silence on both the future of PrEP...
Public Health England's new HIV data shows exceptional progress with need for more work
16/01/2020
Public Health England (PHE) has today released its latest report on HIV showing that the UK continues to make exceptional...
Gareth Thomas announced as HIV Commissioner to play key role in ending HIV transmissions within next decade
08/11/2019
Today (8 November 2019) former Wales rugby captain Gareth Thomas – who revealed he’s living with HIV in September –...
Major overhaul of drugs policy needed to address a UK public health emergency
23/10/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) emphatically welcomes the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on drugs policy. The report highlights...
NAT statement on universal availability to HIV prevention medication PrEP
04/10/2019
NAT statement on universal availability to HIV prevention medication PrEP Kat Smithson, Director of Policy at (National AIDS Trust), said:...
"We must not be complacent": NAT responds to new data showing falls in HIV diagnoses
03/09/2019
New data from PHE England released today shows continued falls in HIV diagnoses in 2018 but late diagnosis remains stubbornly...
All-time high in drug-related deaths in England and Wales
15/08/2019
New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) covering England and Wales shows that deaths from drug poisonings...
NAT colaunches new HIV Commission to end HIV transmissions in England by 2030 with Government endorsement
22/07/2019
N ew independent HIV Commission to end HIV transmissions in England by 2030 launches with Government endorsement The HIV Commission...
Patchy Prevention Green Paper: NAT response
22/07/2019
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “We warmly welcome the green paper on prevention. With increasing...
Drug-related deaths in Scotland highest on record
16/07/2019
New statistics published today by the Scottish Government on drug-related deaths (DRDs) in Scotland show that there were 27% more...
NHS England recommends uncapped PrEP trial access
05/07/2019
NHS England have announced five steps towards better access to the HIV prevention drug PrEP, including recommending removing the capped...
Councils in London accept 60% of additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men
12/04/2019
In response to the proposal that the number of places on the PrEP Impact Trial be doubled (a 100% increase),...
Further delays in London to essential HIV prevention drug
01/04/2019
NHS England announced today that whilst a doubling of places on the PrEP Impact Trial (proposed on January 23) will...
Councils in London may block additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men
28/02/2019
NHS England announced today that whilst the PrEP Impact trial will double the number of places on the trial in...
NAT publish report on drug-related deaths which shows local authorities are struggling with public health cuts
05/02/2019
An investigation into whether local government is tackling all-time high rates of drug-related deaths has been published by NAT (National...
Government commit to ending HIV transmission by 2030
30/01/2019
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, will today announce committment to reach zero HIV transmission in...