Every day at George House Trust we support people living with HIV who are dealing with the negative impact of HIV stigma.
Self-stigma, societal stigma and institutional stigma can all prevent people from living healthily and confidently with HIV.
We are therefore pleased to announce that we helped to develop an e-learning module on HIV stigma for healthcare professionals. The module will be mandatory for all patient-facing staff.
We are delighted that this training has been developed to support NHS staff to learn and understand the facts about HIV and the impact of HIV stigma.
We are certain that it will help ensure that people who are living with HIV feel safe, supported and respected when accessing care and treatment.
This training module will make a huge difference to the lives of people living with HIV and is a significant step towards Greater Manchester becoming a place free of HIV stigma and discrimination.
Thanks to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership for funding this work, and to Mark, Nathaniel, Paul and Yvonne for their input, contributions and feedback.