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NAT (National AIDS Trust) prepares to defend historic win against NHS England on PrEP
The charity has launched a crowdfunding appeal in order to raise vital funds to cover their legal costs for the...
NAT urges NHS England to respect the court’s ruling and give PrEP a fair hearing
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has urged NHS England not to appeal the historic ruling by the High Court yesterday that...
Historic win for NAT as the High Court overturns NHS England refusal to consider PrEP
NAT (National AIDS Trust) is delighted by the judgment passed down in the High Court today that NHS England acted...
High Court to review legality of NHS England decision on PrEP
Today NAT (National AIDS Trust) will challenge in the High Court the legality of the NHS England decision to remove...
National AIDS Trust responds to increased STI rates amongst gay and bisexual men
Public Health England has today published statistics on the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in England.
NHS England once again denies the public PrEP
NHS England has confirmed its decision to remove PrEP from the official NHS commissioning process, leaving this potentially life changing...
The NHS will now consider putting PrEP back into the NHS decision-making process following the threat of legal action from the National AIDS Trust (NAT)
On 21 March, NHS England announced it was pulling the plug on its decision-making process on whether to make PrEP...
National AIDS Trust appoints Public Health England’s Jane Anderson CBE as new Chair of Trustees
The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has appointed Professor Jane Anderson CBE as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees,...
People with HIV demonised in the press
Media coverage on people living with HIV is twice as likely to be negative (48%) than it is to be...
Kissing Doesn’t Spread HIV. Ignorance Does.
This World AIDS Day (1 Dec) the National AIDS Trust, Attitude Magazine and LGBT club night, Sink The Pink will...
Comment on new HIV statistics: The Government must invest in prevention.
Deborah Gold, chief executive, National AIDS Trust, said: “Today’s announcement by Public Health England that 103,700 people are now living...
UK fails to reduce numbers of HIV diagnoses - The NHS shouldn't withold PrEP any longer.
There were 6,151 new HIV diagnoses in 2014, including the highest number on record among gay and bisexual men, (3,360)...
HIV Organisations Call on Public to Sign Community Statement for PrEP.
As evidence of the effectiveness of PrEP continues to emerge there is a growing international consensus on the importance of...
HIV guidance to address knowledge gap in care sector.
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed new guidance for care workers on how to support older people living with HIV...
Government reject Committee recommendations on PSHE.
Today, the Government failed to accept any of the recommendations made by the Education Select Committee on how to improve...
Results of study ‘should dramatically change the approach to treatment for people living with HIV in the UK’, says NAT.
Early results from the START study (Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment) released last night show that there are significant health...
NAT comments on the release of the first HIV self-test.
The UK's first HIV self-test goes on sale today, from BioSure. The test uses a small amount of blood from...
HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about.
The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which...
Guide to disability benefit claims for people living with HIV
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new...
NAT (National AIDS Trust) ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of upheaval and delay in national HIV prevention spending.
The Department of Health has announced its plans for investment in HIV prevention for 2015-16.