Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV in Brighton & Hove

Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV

G4_TMFF

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

We are SUPER excited to be launching our new HIV animation

Ending new HIV transmissions in this city and the UK is now within our grasp!!

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.

News & Updates

Good News about HIV

30 November 2022

Ending new HIV transmissions in the UK is within our grasp Ending new HIV transmissions in this city and the UK is within our grasp. We have the knowledge, ambition, … Read more

Sadly reporting the passing of Chris Fisher, father of Professor Martin Fisher

24 November 2022

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Chris Fisher on October 26th 2022. Chris, father of Professor Martin Fisher, was a founding member of the Board … Read more

Four new sexual health vending machines @ Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

19 October 2022

4 new Sexual health test vending machines in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire! The new vending machines offering free sexual health testing kits have been launched in four venues … Read more

PrEP EmERGE evaluation project

19 October 2022

One of Martin’s many projects was the vision of a digital health platform and, in 2015, the EmERGE project was started under a 5-year HORIZON 2020-funded project. The idea was … Read more

Extravaganza 2

15 July 2022

All That Bex returns to the Old Market for a fabulous cabaret event to raise funds for Martin Fisher Foundation, generously sponsored by Glencairn Consulting Limited   Saturday, July 30 at … Read more

An evolving project conceived by Martin Fisher… presented at national conference

27 June 2022

The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV was formed in 2003 and aims to promote, encourage and improve the study and practice of diagnosing, treating and managing sexually transmitted … Read more