Partners of people on HIV treatment

A new study is looking at the impact HIV treatment has on reducing the risk of HIV transmission. While everyone wants to know these risks, there are hardly any accurate studies, especially in men who have sex with men.

The PARTNER study is looking for couples where one partner is HIV-negative and the other is HIV-positive and on treatment. The study will also look at the different patterns of condom use.

All information from the study will be anonymised and will be in confidence.

Condoms are the safest way to stop HIV transmission. But using them 100% of the time does not always happen, and sometimes condoms break or slip off.

Are you HIV negative with a positive partner? Or HIV positive with a negative partner?

Help make a difference by joining this study.

For more information

There's more information about the study and the participating clinics on the study website:

Research nurse Janey Sewell works on the PARTNER project at the 56 Dean Street clinic in London and is happy to be contacted by couples who are interested in finding out more. Her email address is

Janey says, "It is really exciting to be a part of a unique study that can answer such an important question on transmission risk and one that will have a big impact on treatment strategies and policies in the future. We are really trying to engage as many couples as possible to enter this important study."

Where can I take part?

There are participating clinics in several UK towns and in other European countries.

Visit PARTNER study website >
Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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