What has happened?

Until very recently the production and dissemination of NAM’s materials were funded by the Pan-London HIV Prevention Programme. 

At the end of March 2013, when responsibility for HIV prevention moved from the NHS to local authorities, London Councils took the decision not to continue to fund treatment information publications. Their reasoning for this was that the materials were not concerned with primary prevention.

However, the London Councils recognised the quality and need for our service and recommended that it should continue, but funded by the NHS. They therefore referred the matter back to NHS commissioners.

Unfortunately no one within the new NHS presently has a remit to commission patient information resources. It has ‘fallen between stools’ in the new NHS commissioning structures. There is no single body presently that has responsibility for ensuring that there are materials to support patients within clinics.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.