HIV prevention needs of black Caribbean population overlooked in UK

HIV prevention needs of black Caribbean population overlooked in UK

Publication date

Friday, August 6, 2010

National HIV prevention strategy needed for Black Caribbean population

A new report by NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows that the black Caribbean population in the UK is disproportionately affected by HIV. Black Caribbean people make up 1% of the UK population but account for 3% of people living with HIV. HIV prevalence is over four times higher than in the white population. Despite this, a national HIV prevention strategy for the black Caribbean population does not exist.

NAT welcomes new trial results which show taking anti-HIV drugs might prevent HIV infection

NAT welcomes new trial results which show taking anti-HIV drugs might prevent HIV infection

Publication date

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of NAT (National AIDS Trust), comments:

'NAT welcome the exciting news that taking antiretroviral drugs (drugs that help treat HIV) before being exposed to HIV may prevent HIV infection. This is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and could become a significant weapon in the fight against HIV. 

Next Generation Microbicides offer new New Hope for Womens Sexual Health

Next Generation Microbicides offer new New Hope for Womens Sexual Health

Publication date

Saturday, March 8, 2008
On International Women's Day, 8 March 2008, the National AIDS Trust calls on Government and pharmaceutical companies to support trials of a new class of microbicides that could offer the greatest hope for women's sexual health in the 21st century. Existing methods of HIV prevention are failing millions of women, particularly in developing countries, where women often cannot negotiate condom use.

World AIDS Day Vaccine

World AIDS Day Vaccine

Publication date

Sunday, May 18, 2008
On the occasion of World AIDS Vaccine Day, Sunday 18 May 2008, Deborah Jack, Chief Executive of the National AIDS Trust confims the charity's support for the development of new methods of HIV prevention and calls on the government to intensify  its commitment to the development of a HIV vaccine which could save millions of lives. To find out more about the current situation with regards to vaccine research, read the comment piece from Seth Berkley of the International AIDS Vaccine Initative (IAVI) featured in the Guardians's 'Comment is free'.

A revolution in HIV prevention? – NAT launches report on HIV 'treatment as prevention'

A revolution in HIV prevention? – NAT launches report on HIV 'treatment as prevention'

Publication date

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Following an expert seminar in November 2010, NAT has launched a report on HIV ‘treatment as prevention’ and what this means for the future of HIV prevention strategies and safer sex advice in the UK.