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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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Charlie Alderwick
We’re calling on the next government to stand with people affected by HIV Alongside nineteen other HIV organisations, NAT are...
Juno Roche
To mark International Transgender Day of Visibility and the launch of NAT’s new report Trans* people and HIV , writer...
Kat Smithson
“It is time for us to step up and acknowledge that stigma and discrimination still act as the greatest barrier...

PRESS RELEASES

Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT, said: "We are concerned to learn that Grindr has...
NHS Digital has today defied the Health and Social Care Committee’s call to suspend its...
The Chair of the Health Committee, Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, wrote today to the Chief...

PUBLICATIONS

Tackling HIV Stigma: what works?
Using the global evidence base to reduce the impact of HIV stigma

REAL STORIES

"The police questioned me about an infected girl." Sunday night I was in bed having...
"I convinced myself I was going to die in prison." I had a few problems...
"They wouldn't touch me because of my HIV." There's a lot of discrimination out there...

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