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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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Juno Roche
To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility and the launch of NAT’s new report Trans* people and HIV , writer...
Kat Smithson
“It is time for us to step up and acknowledge that stigma and discrimination still act as the greatest barrier...
Kat Smithson
For many in HIV advocacy addressing stigma is the Holy Grail.

PRESS RELEASES

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, the National AIDS Trust is calling...
The Hepatitis C Trust and NAT (National AIDS Trust) have expressed concern...
Yusef Azad, Director of Strategy, said: “We strongly disagree with the decision...

REAL STORIES

"One dentist kept cancelling the appointment..." I have experienced discrimination with the medical profession. Not...
"They had only seen reports in the media about HIV in third world countries." My...
"They wouldn't touch me because of my HIV." There's a lot of discrimination out there...

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