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

Thankyou for sharing our #makehivstigmahistory campaign!

20 July 2018

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU  to everyone who has helped share our #makehivstigmahistory campaign across social media.  We aim to reach the widest audience possible, so please … Read more

Brighton & Hove Triathlon 16th September 2018

10 July 2018

The Martin Fisher Foundation are aiming to enter 50 teams of 1, 2 or 3 people on Sunday 16th September to participate in the 3rd Brighton & Hove Triathlon. The … Read more

Stigma Campaign UPDATE

10 July 2018

Join our Thunderclap campaign and help us ‘Make HIV-Stigma History’. To get our new films to as many people as possible we’re using Thunderclap. This is where we all … Read more

Stigma Campaign 2018

07 June 2018

Article by Dr. Gillian Dean In July 2018 The Martin Fisher Foundation are going to launch an HIV-stigma information campaign using traditional and digital platforms.   Having gained a prestigious … Read more

Innovation BMJ awards The Martin Fisher Foundation

British Medical Journal Awards 2018

07 June 2018

The Martin Fisher Foundation won the Innovations Category of the national BMJ (British Medical Journal) Awards on Thursday 10th May 2018. This highly prestigious award was given for developing a … Read more

Charity announces NEW chair-person

06 June 2018

The Martin Fisher Foundation is delighted to announce Glynn Jones OBE, DL is the charity’s new Chair. Glynn is former chief executive of Brighton Borough Council and was one of … Read more