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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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