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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. 

BLOG

Rosalie
Today the UK Advisory Panel on Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses (UKAP) [i] have published new guidance on...
This blog was originally published on HuffPost . It is seven years since PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – the drug taken...
Deborah Gold
HIV is a women’s issue. Internationally, young women are the group facing the greatest risk of acquiring HIV and in...

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

"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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