Patchy Prevention Green Paper: NAT response

Patchy Prevention Green Paper: NAT response

Publication date

Monday, July 22, 2019

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), said: “We warmly welcome the green paper on prevention. With increasing demand for sexual health services and a vanishing pool of public health funding to deliver them, the proposed national strategy on sexual health is a desperately needed intervention in the deepening sexual health crisis. We further welcome the reiterated commitment to ending HIV transmission by 2030.

Councils in London may block additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men

Councils in London may block additional PrEP places proposed for gay and bisexual men

Publication date

Thursday, February 28, 2019

NHS England announced today that whilst the PrEP Impact trial will double the number of places on the trial in clinics outside London, local authority commissioners in London are still considering what proportion of the proposed additional places they wish to accept. Fifty per cent of PrEP Impact Trial places are for London clinics.

At least 11 of the 23 London clinics currently have no places available for gay and bisexual men. The result is men needing PrEP are being turned away. Some will go on to acquire HIV as a result.

Government commit to ending HIV transmission by 2030

Government commit to ending HIV transmission by 2030

Publication date

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, will today announce committment to reach zero HIV transmission in England by 2030. The announcement will be made at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), Evening Standard and Independent’s AIDSfree Cities Global Forum.

HIV prevention gridlock as proposed extra NHS PrEP delayed

HIV prevention gridlock as proposed extra NHS PrEP delayed

Publication date

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A proposal to double the number of people able to access PrEP (a highly effective HIV prevention pill) through the PrEP Impact Trial has been delayed by the trial oversight board.[i] This is despite the fact that NHS England has agreed to fund the additional 13,000 places. Currently, many clinics have no spaces for additional patients and are turning away people at high risk of HIV, some of whom are going on to acquire the virus.

Why Data Matters: HIV in Europe

Why Data Matters: HIV in Europe

A new paper published in Eurosurveillance today finds that there has been substantial progress towards achieving the global UNAIDS targets across Europe and Central Asia. Despite this, an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV still have...

Brian Paddick talks about his PrEP use - NAT comment

Brian Paddick talks about his PrEP use - NAT comment

Publication date

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Lord Paddick has today spoken of his use of the HIV prevention drug PrEP in a personal story shared on the Prepster website.

In the post he tells of his enduring anxiety around HIV, stemming from the early days of the epidemic when he says he may have avoided HIV acquisition because he was “playing it straight” and married at the time.

The People Vs The NHS – are we still fighting for PrEP?

The People Vs The NHS – are we still fighting for PrEP?

Do we have PrEP in England? Well, yes and no. We have the PrEP Impact trial which currently has 10,000 places available for PrEP in sexual health clinics across the country. The study is being paid for by NHS England, which is a great step forward...

NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial - NAT comment

NHS England considers expanding PrEP trial - NAT comment

Publication date

Friday, June 15, 2018

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: “This proposed trial expansion, from 10,000 to 13,000 participants, is essential and we urge NHS England to confirm the decision urgently.  This expansion was first proposed by NAT as necessary to estimate accurately the likely long-term needs of a routinely commissioned PrEP programme and it’s great news that this is now on the table.