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...

Is just one pill a day always the best way?

Is just one pill a day always the best way?

Treatment for HIV involves combining drugs from three different classes of anti-retroviral (ARVs) and there are single pill regimens that contain such combinations. Pills which only have to be taken with one or two others, and only once a day, are also available and are popular.

Failures of HIV treatment in Immigration Removal Centres are inexcusable

Failures of HIV treatment in Immigration Removal Centres are inexcusable

Publication date

Monday, March 21, 2011

NAT responds to Medical Justice report 'Detained and Denied'

A new report from Medical Justice 'Detained and Denied' outlines 35 cases where people being detained in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) have not received the HIV treatment and care to which they are entitled. Failures of care include interruptions to medication (which risks seriously undermining the effectiveness of treatment), breaches of confidentiality and poor access to clinicians.

NAT publishes vital guidance on tackling high rates of HIV and hepatitis in prisons

NAT publishes vital guidance on tackling high rates of HIV and hepatitis in prisons

Publication date

Monday, June 20, 2011
NAT has today published their new framework for tackling blood-borne viruses, including HIV, in prisons. The report ‘Tackling Blood Borne Viruses in Prison – A framework for best practice in the UK’ is an update of the original framework published in 2007 which has had a significant impact on the way prisons approach blood-borne virus prevention, testing and care. 

NAT comments on the Government's commitment to give free HIV treatment in England to all those who need it.

NAT comments on the Government's commitment to give free HIV treatment in England to all those who need it.

Publication date

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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

'NAT has been campaigning for HIV treatment to be free for all those who need it in England for many years - and we regard the Government's commitment on this to be a huge achievement.

Charity urges better availability of early treatment to prevent spread of HIV.

Charity urges better availability of early treatment to prevent spread of HIV.

Publication date

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling on the NHS to allow people with HIV to start treatment early in order to protect their sexual partners after two leading HIV clinical bodies - the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and the Expert Advisory Group on AIDS (EAGA) – authoritatively set out the scientific basis for HIV treatment as prevention.

On World Hepatitis Day, which way now for hep C care?

On World Hepatitis Day, which way now for hep C care?

Although HIV treatment and care in the UK isn’t perfect, we can be proud it’s amongst the best in the world. This is in stark contrast to the treatment of people living with hep C – and nowhere is this more apparent than in the current struggle to access new hep C treatment.