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Martin Fisher Foundation - Stigma Campaign 2018

In July 2018 The Martin Fisher Foundation are going to launch an HIV-stigma information campaign using traditional and digital platforms. Having gained a prestigious Public Health England HIV Innovations grant in 2017, the Foundation have been working with local film makers, animators, illustrators, designers, patients, clinicians, and researchers to create a thought provoking campaign which will convey accurate and consistent information to the general population of Brighton & Hove. In fact, by connecting through social media with no geographical boundaries, they hope the project reaches a wider national and international audience. They aim to improve knowledge of recent advances in HIV and encourage the public to stop and think about how people with HIV might feel when they hear insensitive, inaccurate and tactless comments, and what we can ALL do to change the status quo.

Dr Gillian Dean, Martin Fisher Foundation

Click on this link for further information: https://www.themartinfisherfoundation.org/news/stigma-campaign-2018/


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

http://www.thewellproject.org/hiv-information/why-language-matters-facing-hiv-stigma-our-own-words

https://www.themartinfisherfoundation.org/

https://www.spreaker.com/show/alan-spinks-show

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/