Press releases

Press releases and statements about HIV and related topics

 

Statement: Joint response to the announcement of the National Institute for Health Protection and the future of public health
18/08/2020
National AIDS Trust (NAT), Terrence Higgins Trust, British HIV Association (BHIVA), British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH), the...
NAT statement on Public Health England, Sophia Forum and Terrence Higgins Trust’s new joint report HIV: women in the UK
02/11/2019
Kat Smithson, Director of Policy at NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “This report provides essential insight into the needs of...
"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...
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...
Government confirms sexual and reproductive health will remain with local authorities
07/06/2019
The Government has concluded a review of commissioning arrangements for certain public health functions, including sexual and reproductive health, that...
Increases in STI diagnoses show more funding for sexual health services urgently needed
04/06/2019
New STI data for England in 2018 show a 5% increase in STI diagnoses since 2017, with an especially worrying...
Strategy and funding overhaul needed for sexual health system at tipping point
02/06/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the Health and Social Care Select Committee report on sexual health. The report highlights the...
Inquest rules Annabella Landsberg died due to failings by prison staff – NAT comment
05/04/2019
An inquiry has found that the death of Annabella Lansdberg, a prison inmate who had diabetes and HIV, was caused...
First long-acting HIV treatment injections pass trial
08/03/2019
Injections, that could one day be an alternative to daily pills for people living with HIV, have been shown to...
May, Corbyn, Sturgeon and Cable speak out for World AIDS Day
30/11/2018
The leaders of the main UK political parties have issued messages – mainly on video - of hope and solidarity...
New HIV data shows UK is a global leader in response to the epidemic
29/11/2018
New data released today by Public Health England (PHE) shows astonishing progress towards the UN’s targets for combatting and containing...
NAT calls for restoration of public health funding if Government is to realise its ambitions for prevention
05/11/2018
The government has set out its strategy for prioritising prevention in the health system today. Kat Smithson, Director of Policy...
Budget 2018 - NAT Comment
29/10/2018
Today’s Budget 2018 announcement has included extra spending on health and social care but there has been no funding announced...
New report: HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver?
04/10/2018
Today, NAT (National AIDS Trust) have published a report entitled ‘ HIV and Integrated Care – Can STPs deliver? ’...
NAT respond to BHIVA and BASHH survey on sexual health
29/09/2018
Today the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) released data from surveys showing...
NAT response to new falls in HIV diagnoses
04/09/2018
New data from PHE England released today shows falls in HIV diagnoses in 2017. Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT...
UK HIV drugs bill may reduce following court ruling - implications for PrEP
25/07/2018
A ruling today from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) suggests that Gilead’s patent for Truvada (the drug used to...
Gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses rise as PHE figures confirm sexual health crisis ​ 
05/06/2018
Public Health England data published today on sexually transmitted infections in England make clear we are failing to address the...
Crisis in sexual health services can be ignored no longer say NAT
16/05/2018
A Royal College of Nursing survey has shown that sexual health services are understaffed and turning patients away from testing...
Sexual and Reproductive Health sector join forces in call to strengthen public health regulations
19/04/2018
An open letter has been sent to Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt today, calling for enhancements to be made to...