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NAT Topic - Rights, equality and discrimination

Rights, equality and discrimination

The issue: 

For many people, stigma is the worst part of living with HIV. Stigma leads to discrimination and drives the epidemic by presenting a barrier to testing, treatment and disclosure. Discrimination in employment, in services and even in access to healthcare is all too common, despite being illegal and a violation of people’s rights. 

What we do: 

NAT challenges stigma and seeks to make society more equal for people living with HIV. We monitor knowledge and attitudes towards HIV and use our research on how to challenge stigma to drive change. We identify areas of discrimination and influence practice and campaign for policy change. We provide information on rights to people living with HIV and people, such as employers and those working in healthcare, who can combat stigma head-on. 

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Charlie Alderwick
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Kat Smithson
“It is time for us to step up and acknowledge that stigma and discrimination still act as the greatest barrier...

PRESS RELEASES

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REAL STORIES

"My middle sister Nerys passed away. She was 32 and she was HIV positive." On...
"They saw the medication and started to make assumptions." I am an African woman in...
"Not being gay or open about my status is very hard." I find it hard...

ONLINE GUIDES

TEACHERS' RESOURCES

This CHIVA guidance addresses the pastoral care needs of children living with...

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