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

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

The new PrEP EmERGE app has launched!!

06 July 2021

The EmERGE project was initiated by Professor Martin Fisher and follows his vision of ensuring that health innovations are clinically-led and co-owned with patient communities. The EmERGE team have facilitated a local co-design … Read more

the Martin Fisher Foundation Vending machine in Zambia

Vending Machines launched in Zambia

27 June 2021

The Martin Fisher Foundation and Brighton and Sussex Medical School have established a collaboration with the Centre of Infectious Diseases in Zambia (CIDRZ) to evaluate the acceptability of using vending … Read more

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New vending machine at Jubilee Library – free STI and HIV tests!

22 June 2021

The Martin Fisher Foundation and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has launched three new Sexual Health and HIV vending machines. Friday 18th June 2021 saw the first one at … Read more