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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

Today we held a live Q&A session on Twitter for prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to discuss what their party is...
There are now over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK. Thanks to effective treatment and public campaigns, many...
Last week, we joined forces with the British HIV Association, the British Association on Sexual Health and HIV, HIV Scotland...

Press Releases

Today Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP has become the first MP to disclose thier HIV status the...
London, 28 November, 2018: A stunning video narrated by Stephen Fry, showcasing the dance skills...
A new study from Germany has shown that over 10% of people given PEP (post-exposure...

Real Stories

"Not being gay or open about my status is very hard." I find it hard...
"I was not educated about HIV." I was not educated about HIV. I saw the...
"I have kept it a secret from my friends all these years. I am sure...

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