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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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Thursday 03 August 2017

Statement on PrEP trial in England

NHS England has announced a start date for the PrEP trial and the news that the drug has now been procured for the trial.

a bottle of pills

Friday 28 July 2017

Meet the man living with HIV who started a global movement to tackle stigma with science

One man living with HIV has shared the story behind how he started a global movement from his studio apartment in Brooklyn, to raise awareness of one of the biggest and least-understood facts about the virus; that people on effective HIV treatment cannot pass on the virus.

Michael, Bruce and Alex

Sunday 23 July 2017

‘A victory for science over stigmatising assumptions’

Terrence Higgins Trust comments on changes to blood donation restrictions.

A blood bag

Wednesday 19 July 2017

‘Shameful’ that teenage boys still denied life-saving HPV vaccine, says Terrence Higgins Trust

Our response to an interim recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation that teenage boys are not given the life-saving HPV vaccine.

a young man gets vaccinated

Thursday 29 June 2017

‘We must listen to science, not stigma. People on effective HIV treatment cannot pass on the virus’

Around 1 in 3 Brits would be ‘uncomfortable’ giving First Aid to someone with HIV on effective treatment, according to Terrence Higgins Trust survey, while nearly 40% would be ‘uncomfortable’ going on a date.

Trevor and Javier walking down street holding hands

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland launches nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self-stigma among people with HIV

Leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a brand new, Scotland-wide peer support service, to enable people to live well with HIV.

Big Lottery Fund

Friday 16 June 2017

Stephen Fry, Nancy Dell'Ollio and Noma Dumezweni attend exclusive dinner to raise funds for people living with HIV

Terrence Higgins Trust’s Friends Dinner, which was hosted by Stephen Fry and took place last night, has raised over £350,000 so far.

Stephen Fry, Nancy and Wayne Sleep

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Lifetime ban on donating blood should be scrapped, say sex workers

Nearly 9 out of 10 (89%) sex workers don’t agree with the current rule banning them for life from giving blood, Terrence Higgins Trust’s new report has found.

A blood bag

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Lord Cashman and Lord Black of Brentwood become Terrence Higgins Trust patrons

Terrence Higgins Trust is delighted to announce that Lord Cashman CBE and Lord Black of Brentwood have become patrons of Terrence Higgins Trust.

Lord Black, Lord Cashman

Wednesday 07 June 2017

Terrence Higgins Trust welcomes addition of PrEP to WHO's Essential Medicines List

Details of PrEP trial in England still yet to materialise.