NAT calls on journalists to get up-to-date about HIV

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Guidelines aim to improve reporting of HIV in the UK

In response to continued concerns about inaccurate and stigmatising coverage of HIV in UK media NAT (National AIDS Trust) is today launching Guidelines for Reporting HIV: Supplementary Information, an update to the NUJ/NAT 2007 guidelines. This practical guide allows journalists and editors to ensure they are up-to-date on HIV and check their stories are accurate.

30 years on and the British public still don't understand the basics of HIV

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Friday, June 3, 2011
  • More people are living with HIV in the UK than ever before
  • The UK has no national strategy on HIV and are in breach of their UN commitment
  • A fifth of UK adults do not realise HIV is transmitted through sex without a condom between a man and woman
Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV and despite many successes in tackling the epidemic; more people than ever are living with HIV in the UK and a significant proportion of the British public still do not know the basic facts around HIV transmission.   

60% of gay men incorrectly believe there are no symptoms of early HIV infection

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
NAT, in partnership with Gaydar, has today launched a research report ‘Primary HIV Infection: knowledge amongst gay men’. The research*, the first of its kind and conducted amongst more than 8,000 gay men, reveals 60% incorrectly believe there are no symptoms of recent (clinically referred to as ‘primary’) HIV infection. 

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.

OVER 26,000 PEOPLE WITH HIV IN THE UK ARE UNAWARE THEY HAVE IT.

Publication date

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Public Health England increase estimates of the number of heterosexuals living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK.

The Report published today from Public Health England (PHE) ‘HIV in the United Kingdom – 2014 Report’ finds that in 2013[1] a quarter (24%) of people living with HIV in the UK (107,800) were unaware they have it[2].