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Latest news from Terrence Higgins Trust, as well as useful resources for journalists and broadcasters.

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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Terrence Higgins Trust announces Jonathan McShane as new Chair of Trustees

Jonathan McShane has a wealth of experience in public health. He is currently the Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Devolution in the London Borough of Hackney, Chair of Hackney’s Health and Wellbeing Board and represents the Local Government Association on public health issues.

Jonathan McShane

Sunday 04 December 2016

NHS England announces PrEP trial

NHS England have today announced that they will fund a PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) trial for HIV prevention. It is anticipated that the trial will include at least 10,000 participants over the next three years.

a bottle of pills

Friday 02 December 2016

'Painting the City red'

Financial institutions across the City support people living with HIV on World AIDS Day. Buildings were lit up and staff took part in selling red ribbons and a sponsored stair climb.

Bank of England lit up red for World AIDS Day 2016

Thursday 01 December 2016

‘Thanks to Prince Harry and Rihanna’s example, we’re a step closer to a world without HIV stigma.'

Prince Harry and Rihanna test for HIV in Barbados on World AIDS Day. Watch the video of the tests, which took place during a royal visit.

Rihanna and Prince Harry having HIV tests

Thursday 01 December 2016

World AIDS Day reaches Parliament

On the eve of World AIDS Day, Terrence Higgins Trust takes the It's Not Over message to the heart of Westminster with our annual Parliamentary reception.

attendees at our parliamentary reception

Thursday 01 December 2016

Awareness of HIV still ‘stuck in the 1980s’ says Terrence Higgins Trust

World AIDS Day survey reveals 30% Brits believe you can get HIV from sharing a toothbrush - and only 16% realise there’s still an HIV epidemic in the UK.

staff holding letters

Wednesday 30 November 2016

‘The demand for mandatory SRE is now deafening… The government can no longer ignore this safeguarding necessity’

We respond to a letter from the Chairs of five parliamentary committees calling for sex and relationships education to be made compulsory.

SRE end the silence campaign logo

Thursday 24 November 2016

Welsh Assembly backs HIV Testing Week

Welsh Assembly members highlighted the importance of HIV testing today during European HIV Testing Week, and encouraged people across the country to get tested.

Rebecca Evans AM, Julie James AM, Carwyn Jones, Sarah Fuhrmann

Thursday 24 November 2016

Mobile dating apps collaborate to promote HIV, hepatitis and STI testing in Europe

Organisations have joined forces with Hornet, Grindr and PlanetRomeo in largest ever collaboration to promote European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week.

European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week 2016 logo

Wednesday 23 November 2016

David Furnish and Jay Rayner support AIDS Quilt at St Paul’s Cathedral

Celebrities commemorated the lives of those lost to the AIDS epidemic at St Paul’s Cathedral today, where the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt was on display for the first time in 20 years.

David Furnish speaking at St Paul's Catherdral