Every day issues
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6,280 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2012.
For many people living with HIV there are a number of every day issues which present unique challenges. NAT is working to ensure that there is a fair and supportive response to those challenges and to ensure that there is equitable access to treatment, care and support for people living with HIV.
Significant numbers of people living with HIV across all groups are affected by these issues, but there is particular disadvantage in employment, income and housing for black Africans living with HIV in the UK.
Despite having legal protection from discrimination, people living with HIV still face many barriers during recruitment processes and when in employment.
We have commissioned research to understand the employment experiences of people living with HIV in the UK and have produced information and advice to help employers, small businesses and people living with HIV in the workplace and during recruitment.
Evidence shows that homelessness and poor housing significantly increase the likelihood of poor health and early death for people living with HIV.
A significant number of people living with HIV rely on benefits and NAT is currently working on behalf of people living with HIV on a response to the Government's proposed benefits reforms.