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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 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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A new Private Member’s Bill is attracting widespread attention and support, including a moving feature on BBC’s The One Show...

PRESS RELEASES

A new study from Germany has shown that over 10% of people given PEP (post-exposure...
In today’s ‘Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV’, Sir Elton John called for renewed...
The Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV will be delivered by Sir Elton John...

REAL STORIES

"People in my world didn't have the resources of information to accept my diagnosis the...
"One of the doctors had described me as 'uncultured' in my medical notes. This made...
"They had only seen reports in the media about HIV in third world countries." My...

TEACHERS' RESOURCES

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