What we do

We work to change lives by sharing information about HIV and AIDS.

Our mission, vision and principles

Our mission

NAM provides independent, accurate and accessible information about HIV.

Our vision

A world where HIV is no longer a threat to health or happiness.

Our principles

  • Independent, accurate and accessible information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
  • Knowledge empowers and equips people to manage their health.
  • Knowledge enables advocates, campaigners and communities to take action on health.
  • The information we provide should help our audiences effect change in their own lives, their work or their communities.
  • Reducing HIV stigma removes barriers to testing and treatment.
  • Social inequalities must be addressed to deliver health equality.
  • We strive to serve individuals, communities and providers across the world, recognising that needs and culture differ.

Download our Strategy for 2022-2025.

Our annual reports

See how NAM has developed over the last few years by taking a look through our annual trustees' reports and audited accounts. Our board of trustees are volunteers with a valuable mix of skills and experience. You can find out more about our current board of trustees here.

If you have any questions, or are interested in getting involved, please contact us by email at info@nam.org.uk or call us on 020 3727 0123.

Our videos

In 2018, we held our first aidsmapLIVE broadcast, a panel discussion that we hosted and broadcast on our Facebook page. Since then, we have broadcast many more aidsmapLIVEs on Facebook and Twitter, as well as multiple series of aidsmapCHAT, live discussions on news and updates on COVID-19 from around the world for people living with HIV, and aidsmapWOMEN, a three-part series for women living with HIV.

In addition to our live broadcasts, we also produce HIV information videos – short videos providing key facts on HIV topics, including testing, having a baby, ageing and undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) – and HIV news videos, where leading HIV scientists talk to us about the findings and implications of their latest research.

You can watch all our videos on aidsmap. You can also watch them on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

Our Emerging Voices

As we develop as an organisation we are eager to empower a new generation of writers and communicators. We look to increase the size and diversity of NAM’s editorial team, to better reflect those communities with the highest HIV prevalence.

The Emerging Voices programme has been developed to ensure new writers are given opportunities to develop their skills in a professional and supportive environment, enabling them to gain experience and access employment opportunities within the fields of journalism, public health or scientific reporting. Successful candidates will help NAM's staff to write, update and edit information and articles on aidsmap, including news articles, email bulletins, factsheets and other web pages.

You can read about our current Emerging Voices writers on our Who we are page.

Maintaining high standards

We are committed to ensuring the information we produce is:

  • Accurate
  • Accessible
  • Clearly communicated
  • Evidence-based
  • Independent
  • Up to date
  • Relevant
  • Rooted in the experiences of those most affected by HIV.

User feedback and review panels help NAM evaluate its publications. Our resources are better as a result of this, which means people can continue to use NAM and aidsmap.com as a trusted source of useful information about HIV and AIDS.

We keep a record of feedback we receive and incorporate any suggestions into the ongoing development of our resources. The collection of these ideas and suggestions helps us focus on specific things, but also gives us a good sense of the trends or themes emerging. When requests build up around a similar theme or topic it helps NAM identify gaps in information.

We work with medical review panels who review our resources to ensure our standards are being met.

People with HIV are able to contribute their expertise and share their experiences by being part of our peer review panel. Members of this panel provide us with comments on our patient information booklets and other resources for people with HIV.

Your feedback and input really does make a difference. If you would like to comment on any of NAM’s resources please contact us.

  • inaccuracies or errors, ideally with a link to what has been spotted
  • positive and/or constructive feedback about what is effective, valuable and useful about specific publications
  • additional information that would be useful for revising work, e.g. comments on pitch, tone, language level
  • general comments or observations, e.g. emerging themes that might suggest a new/changed information need, how people use resources, context
  • requests for help or additional information
  • any other comments.