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

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.  Together we CAN make a difference - help us in our cause by donating today!

News & Updates

Our Patron speaks with GScene

24 July 2020

Baroness Joyce Gould “Fighting HIV Stigma in an Ageing Population”  

Mobile HIV Vending Machine

23 July 2020

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 … Read more

Evolution of our HIV Digital Vending Machines

06 July 2020

The next step in the development of the HIV Digital Vending Machines is their re-purposing into Sexual Health Digital Vending Machines. As part of the COVID-19 response Brighton and Sussex … Read more

The EmERGE project comes to fruition

06 July 2020

One of Martin’s many projects was the vision of a digital health platform and in 2015 the EmERGE project was started under a five year HORIZON 2020 funded project … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation rough sleepers BBV research

Blood borne viruses (BBV) screening for rough sleepers during Covid-19 pandemic

23 June 2020

On Monday 22nd June 2020 a partnership between the Brighton-based HIV charity, The Martin Fisher Foundation and not for profit organisation EmERGE M-Health Ltd, saw the launch of a Hepatitis … Read more

More Information on HIV and Coronavirus from BHIVA 23rd March 2020

24 March 2020

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