Become a Co-op member and help us raise funds!

A Chosen Charity: The Martin Fisher Foundation charity has been selected by the Coop Local Community Fund as one of three local charities that Coop members can raise money for from October 2020 until October 2021.   How does it work? You need to be a Coop member: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/50288 and select the Martin Fisher Foundation … Read more

Call out for Evidence APPG HIVAIDS

The APPG HIVAIDS is holding an inquiry and asking for submissions/information around ‘Increasing and normalising HIV testing across all healthcare settings in the UK’. Deadline is the 12th March 2021

Two valued Trustees standing down from the charity

Dr Rob James: We are sorry to lose Rob as a Trustee but immensely grateful for his support of the Charity over the last six years. He has been a source of great knowledge and humour, offering valuable insights into the events of the last three decades. “I was honoured to be asked early on … Read more

Martin Fisher Foundation researcher awarded grant to tackle HIV stigma

BHIVA award Dr Sonia Raffe

Sonia Raffe, a registrar doctor at the Lawson Unit in Brighton, successfully applied to the British HIV Association on behalf of the Martin Fisher Foundation to develop and implement an HIV-associated stigma reduction tool. Unfortunately, people living with HIV continue to experience stigma and fear of discrimination when accessing healthcare services. Sonia will work with … Read more

World Aids Day 2020

For World AIDS Day 2020, being unable to meet together in person in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, local HIV organisations from across Brighton & Hove as well as key stakeholders recorded these videos to share their messages of remembrance and hope, all are available on our YouTube channel for you.  

Just released the HIV Commission Report

We welcome and embrace the important findings of the HIV Commission Report which supports so many of our own aims and objectives. From opt-out HIV testing in healthcare settings, to training for the entire healthcare workforce to address HIV stigma and improve knowledge of indicator conditions, we support all twenty recommendations. #0HIVby30  

Screening Rough Sleepers Research update

In June 2020 as a result of the first CoVid Lockdown a partnership between the Brighton-based HIV charity, The Martin Fisher Foundation and not for profit organisation EmERGE mHealth Ltd, saw the launch of a hepatitis and HIV screening programme (BBV) for temporarily housed rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove. Outreach workers from Brighton & Sussex … Read more

Our Patron speaks with GScene

Baroness Joyce Gould “Fighting HIV Stigma in an Ageing Population” Read the article here  

Mobile HIV Vending Machine

The mobile vending machine was launched in March 2019 and distributed free HIV self tests at the 3rd B-Right-On LGBT Community Festival. This is a free standing machine that automatically connects to the internet via Wi-Fi and can be taken to any events and venues providing there is an electrical source. The mobile stand weighs … Read more