Issues we work on

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Rights, equality and discrimination

Rights, Equality & Discrimination

The issue: 

HIV stigma leads to discrimination and affects the way that many people living with HIV feel about themselves. It drives the epidemic because it stops people talking about HIV, getting tested and accessing treatment. Discrimination in employment, in services and even in healthcare is all too common, despite being illegal. 

What we do: 

National AIDS Trust 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. Where we find discrimination we campaign for policy change or try to change practice. We give advice and support to HIV organisations that support people experiencing HIV discrimination via our Discrimination Helpline for HIV Support Staff.


Check out our latest resources on this topic below: 

Blog

By Tamara Manuel People held in immigration detention in the UK are entitled to the same level of healthcare and...
By Kat Smithson Forty years after the first cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, knowledge and understanding of HIV among...
By Charity Nyirenda Migrants living with HIV must be involved in research and initiatives wanting to understand and improve HIV...

Press Releases

FTCI NAT logos.PNG Media Folder blog-attachments Stigma, discrimination and lack of understanding about HIV persist...
As a coalition of HIV and sexual health charities, we want to underscore our absolute...
The Government and NHS are failing migrants in the UK living with or at risk...

Publications

HIV: public knowledge and attitudes
Together with research agency BritainThinks, we surveyed over 3,000 people across the country and ran...
HIV and migration: Understanding the barriers faced by people born abroad living with HIV in the UK
HIV and the police: poster abstract
Presented at the 5th Joint Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the British...

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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