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 Kat Smithson, Director of Policy HIV warnings on the Police National Computer (PNC) are not backed up by science...
By Tamara Manuel, Policy and Campaigns Officer One of the most powerful legacies of Channel 4’s ground-breaking drama “It’s a...
Why it’s vital we amplify the voices of people with HIV on World AIDS Day Former BBC journalist Ant Babajee...

Press Releases

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...
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of National AIDS Trust, said: “We welcome the changes made today...

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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