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Deborah Gold

Chief Executive, National AIDS Trust

Recent stories

  • Ending stigma towards HIV is the first step towards ending AIDSSubscription

    1 DEC 2016

    On this World AIDS Day the National AIDS Trust’s theme is stigma, and there is so much that healthcare workers can do to help to combat stigma from the frontlines. The recently published UK Stigma Index highlighted the real problem in healthcare, with only 58% of people living with HIV feeling well supported by their GP practice, and 13% having heard negative comments from a hea

  • NHS England continues to add insult to injury with regard to PrEP fundingSubscription

    8 AUG 2016

    On 2 August 2016, the National AIDS Trust (NAT) won its judicial review of NHS England’s removal of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), the highly effective HIV prevention drug, from its commissioning process. The judge ruled that NHS England was wrong to assert that it cannot fund PrEP because it is a prevention intervention. We have always believed that NHS England can and should fund PrEP (

  • Flawed decision from NHS England on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV preventionSubscription

    23 MAR 2016

    Like the countless people affected by HIV in the UK, we are angry and confused by the decision of NHS England to halt its work to ensure that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP; (emtricitabine/tenofovir, marketed as Truvada), which drastically reduces the chance of infection with HIV, is available on the NHS. We know that PrEP is efficient and cost-effective and we share the frustration that NHS England has pulled the plug on more than 18 months of hard work. Rather than implementing a lon

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