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

Pride 2018!!!

19 October 2018

The Martin Fisher Foundation volunteers and supporters were out in force at this year’s Pride! We had a brilliant time taking part in the parade, headed up by Stiggy the … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation B&H Triathlon 2018

3rd B&H Triathlon – We DID it!

17 September 2018

Ten relay teams took part in The Rainbow Sprint Wave in the 3rd Brighton Triathlon. We had an amazing team of runners, swimmers and cyclists and we had so much … Read more

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’. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70650-making-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