HIV campaigning is for life, not just for an election

After what was expected to be a much tighter contest the Conservatives have formed a government with a small majority. The Scottish National Party (SNP) made a huge dent in Labour’s representation and there is only a small smattering of Lib Dem yellow on the benches. The look and feel of parliament will be very different from now on – and this will affect how it works. So what might this mean for the UK’s response to HIV and in particular NAT’s key campaigning points leading up to the election? Let’s look at them one by one.

Campaigners to SHout loud about sexual health

Publication date

Friday, September 18, 2009

Six leading sexual health and HIV organisations are launching SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud)

On September 18, six leading sexual health and HIV organisations are launching SHout loud (Sexual Health out loud) www.shoutloud.org.uk , a website which enables the general public, community groups and campaigners to have their say about sexual health, contraception and HIV services in England.

NAT urges EU to Protect People Living with HIV From Discrimination

Publication date

Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The National AIDS Trust is calling upon the European Union to provide for the first time explicit protection from discrimination for people living with HIV from the point of diagnosis. The European Commission announced today plans for a new European equality directive. The directive will ban discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, religion and sexual orientation but the current draft does not protect people living with HIV.

Call for the European Union to prohibit discrimination against people living with HIV

Publication date

Thursday, July 3, 2008
We the undersigned call upon the European Union to provide explicit protection from discrimination for people living with HIV from the point of diagnosis in the proposed Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Time to tackle HIV stigma and educate young people - NAT launches two campaigns for World AIDS Day

Publication date

Friday, November 25, 2011
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.  This World AIDS Day, NAT is campaigning on two important issues affecting the UK today.