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Young Gay Men Let Down by Scrapping of Compulsory Sex and Relationship Education
08/04/2010
Clauses in the Children, Schools and Families Bill dropped in the pre-election ‘wash-up’ Yesterday clauses in the Children, Schools and...
New Equality Act will Benefit People Living with HIV
07/04/2010
The Equality Act is expected to receive Royal Assent tomorrow NAT (National AIDS Trust) is today celebrating the completion of...
HIV is one of the biggest health challenges facing women
08/03/2010
Next UK Government must sustain commitment to new prevention research On International Women’s Day, NAT calls for the next Government...
Government Amendment Dilutes Sex and Relationship Education
23/02/2010
NAT disappointed by amendment to Children, Schools and Families Bill A new Government amendment to the Children, Schools and Families...
Groundbreaking Step to Prohibit the use of Pre-Employment Health Questionnaires
20/01/2010
New legislation looks set to remove a significant barrier in recruitment for HIV positive people by outlawing the use of...
Scottish HIV Conviction Raises Serious Concerns
19/01/2010
The conviction today in Scotland of Richard Devereux on four counts of culpable and reckless conduct raises serious concerns.
NAT calls for NHS to do more to reassure patients about confidentiality
08/01/2010
Confidentiality a serious concern for people with HIV A report released today by NAT (National AIDS Trust) calls for the...
NAT Welcomes lifting of US Travel Ban
05/01/2010
The 22 year old ban on allowing people living with HIV into the United States has been lifted. HIV infection...
Seven Priorities for a New Government to Tackle HIV in the UK
21/12/2009
Election offers opportunity to get better on HIV in the UK NAT is concerned that HIV in the UK has...
Sustained Effort Needed to Develop Microbicides
14/12/2009
Results of microbicide trial were announced today. The results of the MDP301 trial of PRO2000 gel were announced today. This...
On Human Rights Day NAT Condemns Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
10/12/2009
The British Government must put pressure on the Government of Uganda directly NAT is deeply concerned about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill...
Over 1 in 1,000 people living with HIV in the UK
27/11/2009
New figures out today from the Health Protection Agency New figures released today by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) show...
Globally downward trend in new HIV infections, but not in UK
24/11/2009
NAT comments on UNAIDS 2009 Epidemic Upate The UNAIDS 2009 AIDS Epidemic Update, released today, shows new HIV infections down...
Government has 70 days to deliver promises on sex education and equality
18/11/2009
The Queen’s Speech marks just 70 days left of the current Parliament before a general election must be held. Deborah...
NAT Welcomes Compulsory Sex and Relationships Education as part of the National Curriculum
05/11/2009
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE education) will be made compulsory in schools from September 2011 Ed Balls confirmed...
NAT Welcomes lifting of US Travel Ban
02/11/2009
President Barack Obama has announced that the 22 year old ban on allowing people living with HIV into the United...
NAT Welcomes new EU Strategy for Tackling HIV
27/10/2009
The EU Commission has renewed its efforts to fight HIV and AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries by adopting...
NAT Welcomes SaBTO Public Meeting on Blood Donor Exclusions
27/10/2009
Following today’s public meeting Blood Donation – Selection, Deferral and Exclusion held by SaBTO (Advisory Committee on the Safety of...
NAT Welcomes Thai Vaccine Trial Results
20/10/2009
Following the announcement this morning of detailed analysis of the phase III Thai HIV vaccine trial, Deborah Jack, Chief Executive...
NAT Comments on Thai HIV Vaccine Trial Results
24/09/2009
Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT comments; “These vaccine trial results are very good news and represent a major breakthrough...