Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV in Brighton & Hove

Martin Fisher Foundation

Working together TOWARDS ZERO HIV

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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

Generous donation by Eleanor Swift

27 May 2022

The Martin Fisher Foundation received a very generous donation of £250 from Eleanor Swift. Eleanor is a medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and was awarded a … Read more

Exhibition in London for the whole of June 2022

24 May 2022

The small team at “More to me than HIV” have been working quietly in the background and have some exciting news to share – see details below: Our team are … Read more

Extravaganza! event raised £3043.84 

18 February 2022

In November 2021, All That Bex presented a fabulous, fundraising cabaret event for The Martin Fisher Foundation!! The Extravaganza! event included performances from the world of comedy, burlesque, and drag … Read more

Important visit from government minister, Maria Caulfield

17 February 2022

#HIVTestingWeek Government minister Maria Caulfield visited Brighton last week to discuss the next steps in reducing HIV stigma and discuss ways to increase HIV testing. Brilliantly hosted by THT Brighton, … Read more

Gill Dean receiving a cheque from the Co-op

The Martin Fisher Foundation receives a £4313.85 cheque from the Co-Op!!

23 November 2021

Thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund, the Martin Fisher Foundation received an incredible donation of £4313.85   The coop community fund scheme helps to support local causes, raising £100 … Read more

Historic visit to Brighton by UNAIDS!!

14 September 2021

A highly significant visit to Brighton & Hove took place on Thursday 9 September by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, in recognition … Read more