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

Read full publication here: Acceptability of digital vending machines to access STI and HIV tests in two UK cities | Sexually Transmitted Infections (bmj.com) Abstract Objectives Prompt HIV and STI diagnosis and treatment is a public health priority and relies on accessible testing. Technology-based approaches to distribute test kits have the potential to increase access to … Read more

Martin’s vision for The Lawson Unit

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 York House at Pool Valley and stayed here until cicra. 1995. At this time, there was limited antiretroviral therapy and HIV services were provided by … Read more

John Fletcher has sadly passed away

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 condolences to his family and friends. John was a great supporter of the Martin Fisher Foundation and we had many joyful fundraisers for our charity … Read more

30 Seconds to Beat HIV?

30 seconds to beat HIV

“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 REVOLUTION in HIV testing and treatment. Treatment is now so effective that people with HIV can live long and healthy lives without fear of ever … Read more

The first international Zero HIV Stigma Day

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 Zero HIV Stigma Day on 21st July in Jubilee Square – Lunch Positive, Ledward Centre, Terence Higgins Trust, More to me than HIV, Brighton and Hove Buses, Sussex … Read more

Darren Little from Prowler donates £300 to MFF

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, which was raised from the sale of T-shirts. Prowler said: “The funds were raised by the customers from the sale of T shirts. The Martin … Read more

Dr Ranj Singh narrates the MFF annimation

We are absolutely delighted that @DrRanj is narrating our explainer animation #goodnewsaboutHIV in time for #HIVTestingWeek to get the message out to EVEN MORE people Great to work with @THTorguk and @CCAnimation on this project!!     Ranjit “Ranj” Singh Sangha is a British doctor, television presenter, author and columnist. He is best known as … Read more

Good News about HIV

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, and the tools to achieve this goal: if everyone knows their HIV status, and commences prompt HIV treatment if diagnosed positive, or accesses effective prevention … Read more

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

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 of Trustees and Chair of the Organisational, Development and Governance Sub-Committee for The Martin Fisher Foundation since the charity launch in 2015. Chris was an … Read more