Press releases

Press releases and statements about HIV and related topics

 

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...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP discloses HIV status in Parliament
29/11/2018
Today Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP has become the first MP to disclose thier HIV status the House. Deborah Gold, Chief Executive...
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...
Sherrie Silver shows the world how to Rock the Ribbon
27/11/2018
London, 28 November, 2018: A stunning video narrated by Stephen Fry, showcasing the dance skills of the incredible choreographer who...
Italian authorities spread "dangerous nonsense" on HIV to justify ordering seizure of migrant rescue ship
20/11/2018
Italian authorities have issued an order for the seizure of the rescue ship Aquarius, saying discarded clothes could be "contaminated"...
PEP prescribed outside of clinical guidlelines perpetuates HIV myths, says NAT
09/11/2018
A new study from Germany has shown that over 10% of people given PEP (post-exposure prophylaxsis, a course of pills...
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...
On the first year anniversary of the opening of the Impact trial, we need to end NHS rationing of PrEP
12/10/2018
Saturday October 13 is one year since the first clinic opened in the PrEP Impact trial (13 October 2017), a...
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...
PrEP drug patent overturned in UK - NAT respond
18/09/2018
The High Court has today overturned Gilead's patent extension on Truvada, the HIV drug also used in PrEP. Deborah Gold,...
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...
NHS England and local authorities must ensure routine availability of PrEP for HIV prevention by 1 April 2019, says coalition of charities
17/07/2018
• 32 organisations demand HIV prevention drug PrEP to be routinely available on the NHS by 1 April 2019 •...
Brian Paddick talks about his PrEP use - NAT comment
03/07/2018
Lord Paddick has today spoken of his use of the HIV prevention drug PrEP in a personal story shared on...
HIV Prevention Pilot brings new hope for PrEP in Northern Ireland
26/06/2018
The Northern Ireland Department of Health has announced a new £450K HIV Prevention Pilot to be funded through the Health...
NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial - NAT comment
15/06/2018
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “This proposed trial expansion , from 10,000 to 13,000 participants,...
Sir Elton John calls on digital giants for action on HIV in landmark lecture
08/06/2018
In today’s ‘Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV’, Sir Elton John called for renewed global action on HIV. This...
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...