Website terms & conditions

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This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all.

This website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

While aidsmap strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. However we are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the website up to the same level of overall accessibility.

If you should experience any difficulty in accessing the website, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to fix the problem or provide the information in an appropriate format.

Website terms and conditions

By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions set out below from the first time you visit the website. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and the amended terms and conditions will apply to your continued use of the website. If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact us.


aidsmap means NAM Publications, a registered charity (number 1011220) and company limited by guarantee (02707596) (VAT number 468 9279 77) in England with its registered offices at Cally Yard, 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

  • “Website” means, or any other website under NAM Publication's ownership or control from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions.
  •  “You”, “your” and “yours” means the person(s) accessing the website.
  • “We”, “us” and “our” means aidsmap.
  • “Material” means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the website.
  • “Terms and conditions” means the terms and conditions set out below.
  • A “registered user” is a person who has registered to use a service on the website (such as the E-atlas). 
  • “Your content” is any and all the content submitted or uploaded by users of the website, including names, photographs, video clips, biographical information, text, logos, files and any other information and materials.

Material on the website

Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information on the website we do not guarantee its accuracy or reliability and neither aidsmap, nor its editors, can be held responsible for any inaccuracies or mis-statements of fact beyond our control. We may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice. We and any third parties referred to on the website assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through the website.

We are always interested in hearing what you think of the material on our website – please contact us.

Some of the material on the website has been written by organisations and individuals not employed by aidsmap (for example material provided through integrated data feeds, aggregated news content and information provided by other organisations in our E-atlas). We cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability.

Some of the material on the website forms part of an archive of news reporting or an archive of newsletters. The date of publication is stated on this material and it is not updated. Please take care to note these dates, as some of the information contained in this material will not reflect current situations, guidelines or best practice.

Medical information

Any medical information referred to in or through this website is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner, or to endorse any specific treatment, healthcare or other service provider. You are strongly advised to talk to an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

The original audience for some of the resources on this website is based in the United Kingdom and, for this reason, materials may refer to drugs approved for use in Europe and clinical guidelines issued by the British HIV Association or the European AIDS Clinical Society. When we note drugs’ brand names we use names approved in Europe. Different guidelines or drug brand names may apply, and some drugs may not have been approved or available, where you are. You are advised to seek advice from an appropriate professional regarding any applicable guidelines, approved drugs, drug availability and drug brand names in your country.


We provide links to external websites for your information, but we are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linking to or from our website. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk.

Use of the website and copyright

Unless explicitly stated, all material that appears at and subsections thereof is copyright © NAM Publications, 2024. All rights reserved

You may access, view and print copies of material contained in the website as long as you comply with these terms and conditions and:

  • you use the material for non-commercial, personal use only;
  • all copyright notices are kept on the material; and
  • you do not modify, reproduce, display, distribute or perform the material for any public use without prior written consent from aidsmap.

We often allow people who contact us to reproduce individual pages for training purposes, or to adapt or translate resources, with the proviso that an agreed statement of acknowledgement is included. Please note that written clearance is required in advance.

aidsmap intends its factsheets for the widest possible distribution. They are therefore exempt from the above restrictions, and we encourage you to download, copy and distribute these.

aidsmap encourages its news feeds to be used in other websites with appropriate acknowledgement.

Where copyright of material (such as photographs) belongs to someone other than aidsmap, this will be stated on or near the material on the website.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these terms and conditions or your use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Submission of content

As a registered user you may be entitled to post or upload your content to the website as long as you comply with our content standards, and these terms and conditions. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive licence to use your content on the website, and subject to your permission for any other uses as we may require in any and all media.

You guarantee that your content does not contain malicious code, viruses or other harmful programmes or material.

You agree that before posting or uploading your content you are responsible for obtaining all releases, consents and/or licences necessary for uploading your content on our website and for any subsequent use of that content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions.

You guarantee that you are the person depicted in any images or recordings submitted as part of your content and if you upload any images or recordings of any third party, you have obtained the prior written consent of that party to submit such content to our website.

Content standards

You agree whenever you submit your content to our website you must comply with our content standards. You agree your content must be accurate where it states facts and be genuinely held where it states opinions.

You agree your content must not contain any material which is defamatory; contain any material which is offensive; infringe any copyright, or other intellectual property right or other right of any other person; be likely to deceive any person; be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or obligation of confidentiality; be likely to disrupt our service in any way; give the impression it emanates from us where this is not the case.

We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove your content at any time at our sole discretion. We in no way guarantee that your content or any part of it will be displayed on the website. Any content is published at our discretion.

Your personal information

Posting information on our website means your information is publicly accessible. For more information on how we collect and use personal information please see our Privacy policy.