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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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Chris Hicks
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Today the UK Advisory Panel on Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses (UKAP) [i] have published new guidance on...
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PRESS RELEASES

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...
The leaders of the main UK political parties have issued messages – mainly on video...

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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