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The NHST is developing educational resources for schools, colleges and other interested parties using archive footage and filmed interviews, so that a younger generation can connect directly with this important part of social history and lessons can be learnt from four decades of lived experience.

HIV used to be a death sentence. Now it is a chronic, manageable condition and the UK aims to eradicate new infections by 2030. Education will play an important role in achieving this aim – both in terms of  prevention and living well with HIV.

  • Do you know how HIV is transmitted?
  • Do you know that people with HIV can lead a normal life?
  • Do you know that you can be a mother without passing on the virus to your child?
  • Do you know that you can be a father without passing on the virus to your partner?
  • Do you know that you cannot pass on the virus to any sexual partner if you are undetectable?
  • Do you know what undetectable means?

HIV remains, despite all the medical advances, an on-going global challenge. A greater understanding of HIV can help de-stigmatise the virus, contribute to the wellbeing of those living with HIV and to those who may be diagnosed in the future.

NHST Education can provide speakers living with HIV to provide testimony of the past and hope for the future.

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You can help us make positive history. Even a small gift will be important and help make sure the stories of the HIV/AIDS pandemic will never be forgotten, and you will help us to keep re-telling these important stories for younger generations, through the Arts and education.