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.

Blog

What is the Equality Act 2010? This month marks 10 years since the Equality Act 2010 (the Act) was enacted...
by Deborah Gold, Chief Executive National AIDS Trust is an organisation working to protect and defend human rights for everyone...
By Natasha Dhumma, Head of Policy & Campaigns and Rosalie Hayes, Senior Policy & Campaigns Officer The arrival of the...

Press Releases

The Government's response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation has missed a vital opportunity to...
Recent media reports suggest that the Government may be about to U-turn on its commitment...
NAT (National AIDS Trust) has released a symbolic video with the help of community dance...

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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