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March 13, 2015

National AIDS Trust ‘deeply concerned’ by cuts
 

A 50% cut in a HIV prevention project funding could have grave consequences, the UK's National AIDS Trust (NAT) has warned today.

The funding for the programme HIV Prevention England (HPE) has been halved from £2.4 million ($3.5 million €3.4 million) to £1.2 million ($1.8 million €1.7 million),with a further £1.2 million allocated to a mixture of testing services and grants.

 

 

NAT CEO Deborah Gold said today (13 March): ‘We are deeply concerned about the level of upheaval to HIV prevention provision across the country.

March 9, 2015

One in five say they have been bullied by a teacher or another adult at the school

Gay students are not receiving any information about same-sex relationships or even about their sexual health.

In a new UK study, it found three quarters of 14 to 19-year-old gay students have not been given any advice about navigating adult same-sex relationships.

A third have also said they have not been taught about HIV and safer sex, with many unaware of how the virus is actually transmitted.

The National Aids Trust, who surveyed 1,000 teens, said the lack of proper education was likely fueling the rise in young men contracting HIV.

October 17, 2012

There is no current strategy in place to combat the rising rates of HIV, claims National Aids Trust

The National AIDS Trust has demanded the UK government have a strategy for preventing HIV in England.

England is the only nation within the UK to not have a strategy for tackling HIV, despite over 90% of people with HIV in the UK living there.

Last year, 3,000 gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV, the highest number of new diagnoses on record.

Under new guidelines set out by the government, local authorities will now have responsibility for the delivery and funding of HIV prevention for gay and bisexual men.

May 8, 2012

Men still not getting tested enough despite gays and bisexuals top of transmission rates

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) is calling for new HIV testing ideas, saying high risk groups should have to ‘opt-out’ of HIV testing.

In a new report launched today (8 May), the NAT have outlined the steps to reduce late HIV testing in the UK.

NAT wish to shift the emphasis, saying there should be an assumption that a sexually active gay man should have a regular HIV test rather than seeking it out from a STD clinic.