We are one of the largest sexual health charities initiated and led by ethnic minorities. It is also one of the longest-established charities to focus predominantly on sexual health improvement and HIV support services for BAME communities. In the UK, people living with HIV who are on effective treatment live well into their 70s or 80s and cannot pass it on to others.
Serving the highly diverse East London population, much of the work we do impacts those in the BAME community and a number of grants we’ve awarded have been specific to sexual health, for example, our funding for a sexual health bus meant that over 1,300 festival goers were tested for STIs last summer.
Barts Charity CEO, Fiona Miller-Smith says: “We’re proud to have funded the FACES film which is highlighting major sexual health issues in the BAME community in a highly engaging and accessible way. It’s fantastic that its impact will be felt not just on our doorstep in East London, but across the globe.”
Michael Elliott, Vice President, Medical Affairs, EMEA at Gilead says, “Congratulations to NAZ on the UK launch of FACES. This is a moving film that we are proud to support. It raises so many important issues and is a call to action for us all.
Self-testing for HIV, offers us all a new way to think about HIV. It’s time to change the conversation, take control and end this epidemic. Now there’s an easy, accurate and convenient way for anyone who wants to test and know their status on their own terms
Brigette Bard, CEO, is passionate about allowing people to make informed choices and assume responsibility for their own healthcare. “We are thrilled to be supporting FACES, their honest and heartfelt delivery of such an important message inspires us to keep driving our innovation and educating as many people as possible that HIV is just 3 letters, not a sentence