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Ian Green

CEO of Terrrence Higgins Trust

CEO of Terrrece Higgins Trust, UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity

We Need The World To See Red

Today Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity, proudly unveils its theme for this year's World AIDS Day on Friday 1st December - #SeeRed. See Red is, of course, a reference to the famous red ribbon that represents the fight against AIDS. It's also a call for people to join us in vowing to work together to stop the spread of HIV.
28/09/2017 09:06 BST

PrEP In England Is Coming - We Must Now Make Sure No-one At Risk Of HIV Is Left Behind

We must not underestimate the power of PrEP.  In 29 days time, we could be marking the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in England, once PrEP is being put to use alongside other HIV prevention tools, such as condoms, testing and treatment. Every day that passes without access to PrEP, more people are being diagnosed with a highly stigmatised and lifelong condition. They will need to take medication for the rest of their lives, and are likely to face stigma and discrimination because of their HIV status.
03/08/2017 16:41 BST

World AIDS Day: Everything's Changed, Nothing's Changed

HIV no longer has to prevent people living normal, happy and long lives - but we know that it does. There is still no cure, and without treatment, people will die. Meanwhile HIV services are being cut, stigma is rife, and we're now facing the first generation of people to grow old with HIV. We can't stop now - it's not over. On World AIDS Day at Terrence Higgins Trust, we're still fighting, still caring and still wearing our red ribbons with pride. It may be just one day out of 365 - but thank goodness we've got that one day.
01/12/2016 08:29 GMT

PrEP Is Nothing Short Of A Game-Changer, Now It's Time For NHS To Do The Right Thing

Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is nothing short of a game-changer for HIV - a HIV drug taken by HIV negative people to stop infection. This is something I could only dream about twenty years ago. If used alongside condoms, regular testing and treatment, it could be the vital piece of the puzzle to help end the HIV epidemic here in the UK for good.
10/11/2016 15:36 GMT

Why We Must End the Silence on Sex and Relationships Education

Without trusted information from schools, young people will turn to less reliable sources such as the internet or their peers as they navigate life outside the classroom. We must end this silence and make age-appropriate SRE mandatory in all schools if we are to tackle this safeguarding crisis. Young people have now told us loud and clear what kind of SRE they want. In our report, 99% of young people wanted SRE to be taught in all schools. 97% wanted it to be LGBT inclusive. The government must listen and act, and give our young people the tools to make positive and informed decisions, and to have healthy relationships, which they are ready for and want - wherever they go to school, and whatever their sexuality.
12/07/2016 08:38 BST

Our Day Of Reckoning In The Fight Against HIV

There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.
18/05/2016 16:50 BST

Save Our HIV Support Services

By cutting public health budgets in-year by £200 million, the government has put enormous pressure on local authorities to make significant savings. Worryingly these savings are surfacing as cuts to services for people living with and at risk of HIV, leaving the more than 103,000 people in the UK living with a long team health condition with reduced local support facilities.
09/03/2016 10:35 GMT