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NAT Topic - Money, poverty and support

Money, poverty and support

Money, poverty & support

The issue: 

Most people living with HIV are well enough to work, but many are held back by stigma and discrimination in the job market. Some people living with HIV may be unable to work or have extra costs associated with disability, but the benefits system is complicated and can be intimidating. People living with HIV also don't have the same access to some financial products, such as life insurance, because the industry has not kept pace with the developments in HIV care.

What we do: 

National AIDS Trust campaigns to make the benefits system fairer and work better for people living with HIV and we provide guidance to hele people to access it. We challenge discrimination in the workplace and work to improve employers understanding of HIV, the law and how to support employees living with HIV. We work to increase access to financial products such as insurance by fighting for better regulation and practice.  

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Rosalie
From the 1980s up until the early 2000s, it was nearly impossible for someone living with HIV to access insurance...
Chris Hicks
Last week the Government published the 2017 Drugs Strategy, the first national drugs strategy since 2010. The previous drug strategy...
Sarah Radcliffe
Ever since the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was announced, we at NAT have heard a lot of anxiety...

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NAT (National AIDS Trust) is launching the Let's End It campaign today at an event...
The Government has now published the 2017 Drug Strategy i . We express great concern...
People living with HIV continue to face barriers to accessing insurance, despite improvements in availability...

Publications

Positive Finance: access to insurance for people living with HIV in the UK
HIV Outbreak in Glasgow: More Needs to Be Done

Real Stories

"I was ashamed at first but now I am proud of all that I have...
"HIV does not define me, nor will I allow it to determine my future." I...
"My landlady was putting on a lot of pressure to pay my rent, which I...

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