More people than ever before are living with HIV in the UK, reaching an estimated 86,500 people in 2009 - a three-fold increase since 2000. Around 65,000 people are accessing HIV care and one in five of these is aged 50 years or over. Since 2000 there has been a three-fold increase in the number of individuals accessing care and a four-fold increase among older individuals.
Terrence Higgins Trust was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDS ever since. It strives to help and empower people affected by HIV and to prevent the spread of the HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales.
We work to reduce the numbers of people infected through education programmes, we provide quick, confidential HIV testing and a range of practical and emotional support for those affected. We also campaign tirelessly on behalf of all those living with HIV to eradicate the stigma and prejudice which still surround the virus.
Registered Charity No. 288527