Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV in Brighton & Hove

Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV


Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV

Towards Zero - Our Progress!

Great news! By the end of 2022 we helped achieve:

95%  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 absolutely delighted that Dr Ranj Singh is narrating our newest release of our 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.


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 1:20 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

New Publication: Acceptability of digital vending machines to access STI and HIV tests

02 February 2024

Read full publication here: Acceptability of digital vending machines to access STI and HIV tests in two UK cities | Sexually Transmitted Infections ( Abstract Objectives Prompt HIV and STI diagnosis … Read more

Martin’s vision for The Lawson Unit

05 January 2024

The first Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic in Brighton began in a wooden hut at the site of the Outpatients building on Eastern road. The service was then relocated to Royal … Read more

John Fletcher has sadly passed away

21 November 2023

We were so sorry to hear that the wonderful John Fletcher, Landlord of the Queens Arms, George Street, Brighton has sadly passed away. We would like to pass on our … Read more

30 seconds to beat HIV

30 Seconds to Beat HIV?

16 November 2023

“30 Seconds to Beat HIV” is a new animation to encourage opt-out HIV testing in Primary and Secondary Health Care.     In the last 10 years there’s been a … Read more

The first international Zero HIV Stigma Day

01 August 2023

ZERO HIV STIGMA DAY OF ACTION #ZEROHIVSTIGMADAY Friday 21 July was the first international Zero HIV Stigma Day!! A massive thankyou to everyone who was involved in the planning and delivery of … Read more

Darren Little from Prowler donates £300 to MFF

01 August 2023

Darren Little from Prowler Brighton, the gay lifestyle store offering a selection of underwear, sex toys, fashion, gifts, lube, aromas, films and more, handed over a cheque for £300 to Dr Gillian Dean from the Martin Fisher Foundation recently, … Read more