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 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.


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

the Martin Fisher Foundation Vending machine in Zambia

Vending Machines launched in Zambia

27 June 2021

The Martin Fisher Foundation and Brighton and Sussex Medical School have established a collaboration with the Centre of Infectious Diseases in Zambia (CIDRZ) to evaluate the acceptability of using vending … Read more

Martin Fisher Foundation Vending machine1

New vending machine at Jubilee Library – free STI and HIV tests!

22 June 2021

The Martin Fisher Foundation and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has launched three new Sexual Health and HIV vending machines. Friday 18th June 2021 saw the first one at … Read more

Prowler donation to The Martin Fisher Foundation

Prowler donates £200 to The Martin Fisher Foundation

27 May 2021

Thank you so much Prowler! One of our Trustees, Dr Gill Dean, accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity. Read about it here.

The Martin Fisher Foundation rough sleepers BBV research

BBV screening in rough sleepers wins best poster

13 May 2021

In June 2020 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 … Read more

BHIVA award won by The Martin Fisher Foundation

Best Poster Award at BHIVA/BASHH Conference April 2021

13 May 2021

One of the key ‘getting to zero’ targets is to reach ‘zero HIV related deaths’ by 2030. Fern Pattinson, a 4th year medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, … Read more

Call out for Evidence APPG HIVAIDS

09 March 2021

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