Terrence Higgins Trust’s vision is a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.
Their mission is to end transmission of HIV in the UK, to empower and support people living with HIV to lead healthy lives, to amplify the voices of those affected by HIV across public and political arenas to eradicate discrimination, and to enable people to enjoy good sexual health.
Rates of unemployment among PLHIV (People living with HIV) are three times higher than the national average. Unlike many long term conditions, HIV stigma acts as a barrier with potential employees with some discriminating against them whilst others make it difficult for them to disclose their HIV status.
This funding will contribute towards the delivery of THT's Work Positive project, a personal and professional development programme aiming to provide people living with HIV (PLWHIV) who are unemployed the chance to develop their skills and get back into work.
All of the participants on the programme are PLWHIV who are long term diagnosed, and who are unemployed, with the average length of unemployment being 8 years. Because of this, our participants often have large gaps in their CV, which is extremely detrimental when trying to gain employment.
Through this programme, THT will aim to deliver a highly successful face-to-face employability and personal development programme to PLHIV in London, Brighton and Sussex.