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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 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

Monday 21 November 2016

Transport for London and Terrence Higgins Trust host the UK’s largest HIV workplace testing event

Transport for London (TfL) and Terrence Higgins Trust are marking National HIV Testing Week by hosting the UK’s biggest workplace testing event for the second year running.

TfL and THT staff outside King's Cross station

Thursday 17 November 2016

‘We need National HIV Testing Week now more than ever’

Today experts have warned of ‘unacceptable’ rates of late-stage HIV in the UK – particularly among heterosexual men.

Yvette

Thursday 10 November 2016

Court of Appeal upholds judgement that NHS England has the legal power to fund PrEP

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a ‘game-changing’ pill that, when used alongside condoms, testing and treatment, could help bring the beginning of the end for HIV.

People marching with banners