Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV in Brighton & Hove

Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV

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Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV

Towards Zero - Our Progress!

Great news! By the end of 2020 we helped achieve:

94% of people living with HIV in Brighton and Hove knowing their status

99% of people being on effective treatment

99% of people with HIV on treatment being unable to pass the infection on to others due to untraceable levels of virus in the blood stream

The Martin Fisher Foundation was founded in 2015 to take forward the work of Professor Martin Fisher. We continue to promote Martin’s ethos of treating people living with HIV with dignity, compassion and respect, and are developing new strategies for effective HIV prevention, treatment and care.

TOWARDS ZERO HIV

We are working together towards ZERO new HIV infections, ZERO HIV-related deaths, and ZERO HIV stigma in Brighton & Hove. We have a unique opportunity to eliminate new HIV cases within the next generation. We know around 1:10 people with HIV are unaware of their infection and may be unknowingly passing on the infection to others.

If we can increase HIV testing across the city and reach the undiagnosed proportion, then they can start effective treatment which will completely suppress the virus. Once suppressed, or undetectable, the virus is untransmittable.

Undetectable equals untransmittable U=U.

By simultaneously improving access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a tablet people at risk can take to prevent HIV acquisition (a bit like contraception to prevent pregnancy), we aim to move TOWARDS ZERO new infections.

And by improving knowledge around HIV and ensuring the whole population has up-to-date information we also hope to move TOWARDS Zero HIV-stigma.  Together we CAN make a difference - help us in our cause by donating today!

News & Updates

Extravaganza! event raised £3043.84 

18 February 2022

In November 2021, All That Bex presented a fabulous, fundraising cabaret event for The Martin Fisher Foundation!! The Extravaganza! event included performances from the world of comedy, burlesque, and drag … Read more

Important visit from government minister, Maria Caulfield

17 February 2022

#HIVTestingWeek Government minister Maria Caulfield visited Brighton last week to discuss the next steps in reducing HIV stigma and discuss ways to increase HIV testing. Brilliantly hosted by THT Brighton, … Read more

Gill Dean receiving a cheque from the Co-op

The Martin Fisher Foundation receives a £4313.85 cheque from the Co-Op!!

23 November 2021

Thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund, the Martin Fisher Foundation received an incredible donation of £4313.85   The coop community fund scheme helps to support local causes, raising £100 … Read more

Historic visit to Brighton by UNAIDS!!

14 September 2021

A highly significant visit to Brighton & Hove took place on Thursday 9 September by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, in recognition … Read more

Queen's Arms

Thank you to the Queen’s Arms, Brighton!

09 September 2021

The Queen’s Arms, Brighton, very kindly donated £468.30 to the Martin Fisher Foundation!! Thank you so much for you generosity and kindness.     Don’t forget – if you want … Read more

Benjamin Shelley tests Caroline Luca

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating HIV

04 August 2021

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating new cases of HIV with a pilot project aimed at extending community testing. The aim would be to catch cases … Read more