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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...
HIV prevention gridlock as proposed extra NHS PrEP delayed
23/01/2019
A proposal to double the number of people able to access PrEP (a highly effective HIV prevention pill) through the...
NHS hope to double capacity of PrEP trial after huge demand for HIV prevention drug
11/01/2019
NHS hope to double capacity of PrEP trial after huge demand for HIV prevention drug NHS England has announced funding...
Charity steps in to fill ‘staggering’ gaps in HIV education
30/11/2018
10 young people [i] are diagnosed with HIV every week yet young people’s knowledge about HIV remains poor. In a...
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 •...