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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 give advice and support to HIV organisations supporting people experiencing HIV discrimination via our Discrimination Helpline for HIV Support Staff.

BLOG

By Natasha Dhumma, Head of Policy & Campaigns, NAT On Friday it was revealed that Trevor Phillips had been appointed...
By Rosalie Hayes Last week we published some general information for employees living with HIV in response to the COVID-19...
by Natasha Dhumma The Prevent duty is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, aiming to prevent the radicalisation of individuals...

PRESS RELEASES

NAT (National AIDS Trust) has released a symbolic video with the help of community dance...
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has partnered with digital social enterprise, Reason Digital , to create...
Today marks nine years since the Equality Act was passed, yet social care providers across...

REAL STORIES

"They saw the medication and started to make assumptions." I am an African woman in...
"Being able to disclose at work has made a huge difference." I have been very...
"HIV does not define me, nor will I allow it to determine my future." I...

TEACHERS' RESOURCES

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

Further information

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