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Press releases and statements

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

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Wednesday 09 May 2018

Terrence Higgins Trust launches free HIV self testing for gay and bi men, trans women and black Africans

Terrence Higgins Trust, Britain’s leading HIV and sexual health organisation, has launched a programme that will enable men who have sex with men (MSM), trans women and black African people to order free HIV self testing kits.

taking a blood sample

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Celebrities help raise over £174,000 for Terrence Higgins Trust at Christie’s

Top celebrities such as Nancy Dell’Olio and Gemma Oaten came out in force for Terrence Higgins Trust’s charity auction.

Wayne Sleep and Daniel Lismore

Monday 09 April 2018

Over half of women living with HIV in the UK have experienced violence

Over half of women (58%) living with HIV in the UK have experienced violence in their lives, according to a new joint report from Sophia Forum and Terrence Higgins Trust.


Friday 01 December 2017

Terrence Higgins Trust welcome Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle to World AIDS Day in Nottingham

Today the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust hosted a World AIDS Day fair in Nottingham, attended by Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle.

Terrence Higgins Trust Chief Executive Ian Green with Prince Harry and Ms. Markle

Wednesday 29 November 2017

HIV stigma remains rife with 1 in 5 Brits uncomfortable wearing a red ribbon to mark World AIDS Day

The day before World AIDS Day, survey reveals the extent to which stigma, prejudice and fear still surround HIV.

human red ribbon

Friday 24 November 2017

Terrence Higgins Trust statement on spit hoods

HIV cannot be transmitted through spitting, and police forces should not use HIV as an excuse to justify spits hoods.

Several red ribbons and question marks symbolising HIV and AIDS

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Prince Harry attends the opening of Terrence Higgins Trust pop-up shop

Today, Prince Harry attended the opening of Terrence Higgins Trust’s HIV self test pop-up shop in Hackney, to launch National HIV Testing Week (Saturday 18 to Friday 24 November).

Yvette and Prince Harry

Wednesday 18 October 2017

UK PrEP programme would be cost-effective, and could prevent up to one in four cases of HIV

Our Medical Director responds to a new study on PrEP.

a bottle of pills

Monday 09 October 2017

£160,000 raised to support HIV positive people back to work

Barclays Spectrum – the bank’s LGBT employee network – raised over £160,000 to support leading HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust at its annual fundraising dinner on Friday 6 October at The Savoy in London.

Paul Gambaccini

Tuesday 03 October 2017

New figures confirm HIV diagnoses are falling, but there is still “cause for concern” – warns Terrence Higgins Trust

New figures, published today by Public Health England (PHE), show an 18% decrease in HIV diagnoses in the UK in 2016.

Men with men