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

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

News & Updates

The Martin Fisher Bus out and about in town breaking down stigma

Did you see the Martin Fisher Foundation Bus on World Aids Day in Brighton?

02 December 2019

On Sunday 1st December the Martin Fisher Foundation joined with other organisations in Brighton and Hove to remember those we have lost to HIV. We continue to move forward with … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation swimmers Brighton Triathlon 2019

The Martin Fisher Foundation Triathlon 2019

11 October 2019

  What an amazingly sunny day we for the fourth Brighton and Hove Triathlon on 15th September 2019. The Martin Fisher Foundation was represented by 8 teams in the Sprint … Read more

Have you heard about the Martin Fisher Foundation Bus?

10 October 2019

The first HIV themed bus in Brighton & Hove and the UK.    

The Arrival of the Martin Fisher Foundation Bus!

08 October 2019

On Saturday 5th October we launched the Martin Fisher Foundation Bus at Hove Lawns, Brighton and Hove. This is the first ever HIV themed public information bus in the UK … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation walking with PRIDE!

15 August 2019

For this year’s Brighton and Hove Pride Festival we choose for our charity the theme of tackling HIV stigma and the message that U=U. This means that someone with an … Read more

The Write Release Event supported the Martin Fisher Foundation on Thursday 25th July 2019

01 August 2019

Well, what an amazing event organised by Aiden Bex! We raised over £2300 for the Martin Fisher Foundation through raffles sales and charity buckets. We sold over £1000 in raffle … Read more