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HIV Awareness Study Day

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist care and support for people living with HIV. Our services promote independence and improve health and wellbeing by providing inpatient and outpatient services. Working in conjunction with Terrence Higgins Trust our aim is to raise awareness of HIV amongst Health Care Professionals within Brighton & Hove.

This free one day course is for health care professionals and others within Brighton & Hove and Sussex. We aim to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, whilst enabling attendees to manage HIV related issues effectively on a day to day basis. The course describes HIV in depth, its history, and how it differs from AIDS by understanding current epidemiology, testing technologies, and treatment. The course explains how the virus is and isn’t transmitted, and shines a light on and dispels the myths and fears surrounding HIV, allowing participants to understand the stigma and social implications of living with HIV.

The course runs once a month. For forthcoming dates and to book yourself onto the course please contact:

Anita Johnston – Deputy Nursing Team Leader anita.johnston@sussexbeacon.org.uk
Jan Selwyn Davis – Volunteer Coordinator jan.selwyn-davis@sussexbeacon.org.uk


Please email details of events you are involved in which tackle HIV Stigma to nhivna@nhivna.org and they will be added to the events section on this page.


Useful Links

http://www.tht.org.uk/myhiv/HIV-and-you/Relationships/Stigma

https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-social-issues/stigma-discrimination

http://www.stigmaindex.org/united-kingdom

A good teaching resource both for people living with HIV and for HIV health care professionals is provided by NAM:
https://www.aidsmap.com/stigma/HIV-in-the-UK-today/page/1260704/