Leave a legacy

Remember us in your will to stop new HIV transmissions and secure rights for people living with HIV

Forty years have passed since the first deaths from AIDS-related illnesses were recognised. On the one hand, it’s impossible not to feel proud and hopeful of the huge progress that has been made and the future end to new transmissions that’s now in our sights.

The development of effective medication means that HIV is no longer a death sentence, rather a long-term health condition. That those on effective treatment cannot pass HIV on to others, and that the HIV prevention medication, PrEP is now available free on the NHS as a direct result of our work at the National AIDS Trust. Rates of new HIV transmissions are finally falling, with a real opportunity to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030, and a push to make this a reality right across the UK.

But, despite advances in treatment and prevention, and changes to the law, stigma and discrimination are still rife. There are barriers to accessing treatment, and access to care and support is inconsistent. Late diagnosis is common, and many people still don’t know how to protect themselves.

Your will is a precious chance to shape the future. If you believe in ending new HIV transmissions, and in a future where HIV is no barrier to health and equality, you share our vision.

By remembering us in your will, you can help us to bring about the future we so passionately believe in, sooner. This can be your legacy.

What your gift can help us achieve

Stopping new HIV transmissions

  • ensuring many more testing opportunities to reach all populations; transforming the health service; fighting stigma and much more  
  • ensuring everyone, from any background, understands HIV and can access prevention methods, including PrEP
  • stopping communities being left behind, informing progress, standing up for marginalised groups, shining a light on those who are often outside the main focus of HIV work, and representing everyone in our diverse community

Securing rights for people living with HIV

  • protecting basic human rights including access to healthcare, health equality, social justice, and ensuring a life free from stigma and discrimination 
  • change attitudes to HIV, working alongside people living with HIV, and engage with allies to drive engagement and activism
  • fighting every day for the rights of people living with HIV, tackling issues in healthcare, in employment, in education, in care settings and much more besides

Our promise 

We understand that making a decision to leave a gift in your will is a deeply personal one and we promise to:

  • respect your privacy - we'll never pressure you to declare your intentions
  • always respect and understand that your family and loved ones come first
  • make the best use of your gift, to continue our vital work to stop new HIV transmissions, end stigma and secure rights for people living with HIV
  • inform you of the difference a gift like yours can make and how it will improve the lives of people living with HIV and help us to work towards ending new HIV transmissions
  • be here to answer any questions you have, whenever you have them, in a way that suits you
  • respect your right to change your mind about your gift at any time

Request more information

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but that doesn't mean it should be a difficult process. We recommend that you use a solicitor to make sure your will is both legally effective and valid.

Contact Sharon Coleman to request our free will planner, and for further information on leaving a legacy and writing a will.

We’re here for you

We'd love to know if you have mentioned us in your will, as we'd really appreciate the chance to say thank you and give you the opportunity to receive updates on our work, as well as other opportunities such as invitations to events. We promise that any information you share with us will be kept in the strictest confidence.

If you would like to talk to someone or would like your gift to be directed to a specific area of our work, please don’t hesitate to call us on 020 78146767 or email sharon.coleman@nat.org.uk.