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

Digital Vending Machine at the B Right On LGBT+ Community Festival

04 April 2019

A world first for the B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival – Brighton & Hove become the first city in the world to have a mobile Digital Vending Machine distributing … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation Fast Track Cities Joint Working Diagram

What happened at the Community Stakeholder’s Event December 2018?

01 March 2019

Community Engagement Meeting 7th December On 7th December we held a lively Community Engagement event with 35 attendees from a whole variety of organisations. The meeting was particularly exciting as … Read more

1985 film screening The Martin Fisher Foundation

Fundraising screening of Yen Tan’s film “1985” – April 12th 2019

22 February 2019

A special charity screening of Yen Tan’s film “1985”. Together with selected speakers representing different sections of our modern society, talking about living with HIV in the U.K. in 2019. A … Read more

January 2019 Newsletter

25 January 2019

Happy New Year to all our supporters!  We are very excited about what 2019 will bring and our goal of making new HIV infections a thing of the past is … Read more

Community Engagement Event 7th Dec 2018

05 November 2018

Friday 7th December 2018, 14:30 to 16:30 at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton BN2 1RL The Fast Track Cities HIV Task Force are holding a community engagement event on … Read more

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