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NAT (National AIDS Trust) campaigns on a range of issues affecting people living with HIV, including benefits, employment and human rights. We are committed to ensuring that the laws and policies affecting people living with HIV are fair, and we work to raise awareness of HIV and the importance of HIV education in the UK today.
Support our fight for PrEP
NHS England once again denies the public PrEP
NHS England has confirmed its decision to remove PrEP from the official NHS commissioning process, leaving this potentially life changing drug on the shelf and inaccessible to people at real risk of HIV.
NHS England state that they have “considered and accepted NHS England’s external legal advice that it does not have the legal power to commission PrEP”. NAT does not accept this position.
PrEP is an HIV prevention drug, proven to be effective in stopping HIV transmission in almost every case if taken properly. The decision by NHS England not even to consider commissioning PrEP came after 18 months of hard work from an NHS working group (comprising clinicians and experts from across the HIV sector) which demonstrated the need, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of PrEP.
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive, NAT, said: “NHS England is sitting on something that could be the beginning of the end for the HIV epidemic – if only it were made available. The refusal to commission it for all those at significant risk is astonishing. Seventeen people are being diagnosed with HIV every day. We are extremely disappointed and we will now be looking at our options, including further legal action.”
Want to campaign all year round - become an HIV Activist!
The HIV Activists Network is a virtual group of people who are passionate about the rights of people living with HIV and the importance of HIV education, prevention, testing, rights and equality.
The network has been established to give everyone who cares about HIV an opportunity to get involved in NAT's campaigning work and give people living with HIV a greater voice on the topics that matter to them – such as health, benefits, and discrimination — and the tools and resources to make this happen.
There are no rules or restrictions on who can join the network — it's open to anyone who wants to get involved and make a difference. Some people may shy away from the term 'activist', thinking they'll need to be loud, visible, and knowledgeable on complex subjects. But with the HIV Activists Network, you don't need to be any of these things. All you need is a desire to bring about change — NAT will provide all the information and support you need.