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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...
Statement on the Review of Drugs: Government must wake up and adapt their strategy
28/02/2020
NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes Dame Carol Black’s Review of Drugs. The report highlights that the Government’s current drug strategy...
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...
World AIDS Day 2019 video promotes HIV support and solidarity
27/11/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has released a symbolic video with the help of community dance groups as part of its...
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 –...
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...
New guidance for social care services for supporting people living with HIV in Scotland
01/11/2019
New guidelines on how social care services and care homes can best support people living with HIV in Scotland will...
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...
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...
New online tool supports people living with HIV to tackle stigma
03/06/2019
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has partnered with digital social enterprise, Reason Digital , to create a ground-breaking online tool to...