HIV information

Short videos providing key facts on HIV topics, including testing, having a baby, ageing and U=U.

Joshua Royal on HIV testing – Positive Champions

8 November 2022

Joshua Royal talks to Susan Cole about testing for HIV in our Positive Champions video with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Susan Cole talks about weight gain and HIV treatment

7 November 2022

Starting anti-HIV treatment improves your health, suppresses HIV and helps to strengthen your immune system. But treatment can also cause side effects, including weight gain.

PrEP options

28 October 2022

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a form of HIV prevention. It involves using HIV treatment drugs to prevent HIV-negative people from acquiring HIV.

Tips to help you take your HIV medication (adherence)

24 October 2022

'Adherence' means taking your HIV medication in the right way, at the right time. Matthew Hodson, Susan Cole and Mercy Shibemba share some things you can do to help you take your medication properly.

Mercy Shibemba shares facts on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

18 October 2022

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is a way of preventing HIV infection. PEP involves taking a four-week course of the drugs used to treat HIV very soon after possible exposure to the virus.

Tips for looking after your mental health and emotional wellbeing

10 October 2022

Being diagnosed and living with HIV might have a big emotional impact on you. It's important to know that it's completely normal to have feelings that you might find difficult.

Dazon Dixon Diallo on gender-based violence – GROWS project

7 October 2022

Dazon Dixon Diallo talks to Susan Cole about gender-based violence in our video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Stephen Hart on HIV testing – Positive Champions

4 October 2022

Stephen Hart talks to Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in our Positive Champions video with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Bisi Alimi on HIV testing – Positive Champions

16 August 2022

Bisi Alimi talks to Susan Cole about testing for HIV in our Positive Champions video with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Tendai Ndanga on HIV testing – Positive Champions

5 August 2022

Tendai Ndanga talks to Susan Cole about knowing your status in our Positive Champions video with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

LeaSuwanna Griffith on HIV testing – Positive Champions

28 July 2022

LeaSuwanna Griffith talks to Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Quality of life – HIV stigma project

6 July 2022

Rebecca Mbewe and Estelle Duncan from the 4M Mentor Mothers Network talk to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole about quality of life when you're living with HIV.

Professor Kevin Fenton talks to Susan Cole about monkeypox

5 July 2022

At Pride in London, NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole spoke to Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health Director for London, about monkeypox.

Professor Kevin Fenton and Ian Jackson on HIV testing – Positive Champions

5 July 2022

Professor Kevin Fenton and Ian Jackson talk to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Monkeypox: Harun Tulunay and Dr Laura Waters talk to Susan Cole

5 July 2022

NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole talks to Harun Tulunay, who shares his experience of recently being hospitalised with severe monkeypox, and Dr Laura Waters, Chair of the British HIV Association, about the virus.

Julie Reynolds on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

4 July 2022

Julie Reynolds talks to Susan Cole about what growing older with HIV means to her in our video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Idris Mwendwa on HIV testing – Positive Champions

4 July 2022

Activist Idris Mwendwa talks to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

U=U T-shirt making: fixing HIV stigma a stitch at a time

30 May 2022

Angelina Namiba from the 4M Mentor Mothers Network shows NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole how to create U=U t-shirts. This video is part of our HIV stigma project for Black women with HIV in collaboration with 4M, funded by Fast-Track Cities London.

Positive Fitness: an online fitness class for people living with HIV

26 May 2022

Positive Fitness is an online exercise class designed to support people living with HIV to get fit and stay active.

Denis Onyango & Mesfin Ali on HIV testing – Positive Champions

6 May 2022

Community advocates Denis Onyango from Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF) and Mesfin Ali talk to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole at the BHIVA conference about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with AAF.

Starting a family when you are living with HIV – HIV stigma project

4 May 2022

HIV consultant Professor Yvonne Gilleece and Rebecca Mbewe from the 4M Mentor Mothers Network share their advice for women with HIV thinking of starting a family.

Dr Laura Waters on HIV testing – Positive Champions

29 April 2022

British HIV Association (BHIVA) Chair Dr Laura Waters talks to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole at the BHIVA conference about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Dr Michael Brady on HIV testing – Positive Champions

29 April 2022

HIV consultant Dr Michael Brady talks to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Fungai Murau on weight gain in women with HIV – GROWS project

22 April 2022

Fungai Murau talks to Susan Cole about weight gain in women with HIV in this video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Sex & relationship issues – HIV stigma project

21 April 2022

NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole speaks to Angelina Namiba, Dr Naomi Sutton and Dr Shema Tariq about sex and relationship issues in women living with HIV.

Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan on HIV testing – Positive Champions

21 April 2022

HIV consultant Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan talks to NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole about the importance of testing for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Dr Vanessa Apea on U=U – HIV stigma project

1 April 2022

Dr Vanessa Apea shares facts about 'Undetectable equals Untransmittable' (U=U) in the first video from our new project for Black women living with HIV on stigma, in collaboration with the 4M Mentor Mothers Network.

Ana de Oliveira on HIV testing – Positive Champions (Portuguese)

25 March 2022

Ana de Oliveira shares in Portuguese how important it is to test for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Memory Sachikonye on HIV testing – Positive Champions (Shona)

18 March 2022

Memory Sachikonye, an HIV treatment advocate and community activist, shares in Shona how important it is to test for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Tresca Wilson on HIV testing – Positive Champions

11 February 2022

Tresca Wilson talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Florence Eshalomi MP on HIV testing – Positive Champions

9 February 2022

Florence Eshalomi MP talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Memory Sachikonye on HIV testing – Positive Champions (English)

26 January 2022

Memory Sachikonye talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Angelina Namiba on HIV testing – Positive Champions (Swahili)

14 January 2022

Angelina Namiba from the 4M Mentor Mothers Network shares, in Swahili, why testing for HIV is so important in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Rebecca Mbewe on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

22 December 2021

Rebecca Mbewe shares her experiences of ageing with HIV in this video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Dr Vanessa Apea talks about COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

17 December 2021

Dr Vanessa Apea, consultant in sexual health and HIV medicine, talks about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Fungai Murau on HIV testing – Positive Champions

16 December 2021

Fungai Murau talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Dr Shema Tariq on the menopause and HIV – GROWS project

13 December 2021

Dr Shema Tariq, HIV doctor and researcher at University College London (UCL), shares information about the menopause and HIV in our video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Jo Josh on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

9 December 2021

Jo Josh shares her experiences of ageing with HIV in this video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Susan Cole talks about life expectancy for people living with HIV

7 December 2021

People living with HIV are living increasingly long lives. NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole talks about life expectancy for people living with HIV in our video.

Matthew Hodson talks about HIV transmission

6 December 2021

NAM aidsmap's Matthew Hodson talks about HIV transmission, including the conditions that need to be met for HIV to be transmitted, the main ways HIV is passed on and impossible routes of transmission.

Susan Cole talks about feeding your baby when you have HIV

29 November 2021

The guidance on the safest way to feed your baby if you live with HIV, depends on where you live in the world. NAM aidsmap's Susan Cole shares the latest advice in our new video.

Estelle Duncan on HIV testing – Positive Champions

26 November 2021

Estelle Duncan talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Matthew Hodson explains window periods for HIV testing

25 November 2021

How soon after someone has been exposed to HIV can a test detect whether they have HIV? NAM aidsmap's Matthew Hodson explains window periods for HIV testing.

Adetunji Omotosho on HIV testing – Positive Champions

27 September 2021

Adetunji Omotosho talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Neo Moepi on HIV testing – Positive Champions

9 September 2021

In our video with Africa Advocacy Foundation, Neo Moepi shares why testing for HIV is so important: knowing your status, taking HIV treatment and having an undetectable viral load means being able to have children without passing on HIV.

Charity Nyirenda on HIV testing – Positive Champions

30 July 2021

Charity Nyirenda explains how easy and important it is to get tested for HIV in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Bakita Kasadha on HIV testing – Positive Champions

7 July 2021

Bakita Kasadha talks about HIV testing in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Yvonne Richards on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

7 July 2021

Yvonne Richards shares her experiences of ageing with HIV in this video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

1 July 2021

In this short film produced by NAM aidsmap, Susan Cole talks to Siobhán Lanigan and Clifford McManus from The Food Chain and quilt panel maker Dr Gill Brigg about the 2021 UK AIDS Memorial Quilt Display, the largest display in the UK since 1994.

Emma Cole on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

12 May 2021

Emma Cole shares her experiences of ageing with HIV in this video we've produced with the Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma on HIV testing – Positive Champions

28 April 2021

Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma shares why getting tested for HIV is so important in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Neo Moepi on having a baby when you're living with HIV – Family Matters

31 March 2021

Neo Moepi shares her experiences of having children as a woman living with HIV in this video from our short series about conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Sasha Goodman on having a baby when you're living with HIV – Family Matters

30 March 2021

Sasha Goodman talks about having children as a woman living with HIV in this video from our short series about conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.

Angelina Namiba on having a baby when you're living with HIV – Family Matters

30 March 2021

Angelina Namiba talks about having a baby as a woman living with HIV, including delivery options, staying engaged in care and feeding your baby.

Sophie Strachan on the menopause and HIV – GROWS project

24 March 2021

Sophie Strachan shares her experiences of the menopause as a woman living with HIV in this video we've produced with Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

Rebecca Mbewe on HIV testing – Positive Champions

23 March 2021

Rebecca Mbewe shares why getting tested for HIV is so important in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Rev. Jide Macaulay on HIV testing – Positive Champions

3 February 2021

Rev. Jide Macaulay talks about his experience of living with HIV, how easy it is to get tested and why HIV testing is so important.

Angelina Namiba on HIV testing – Positive Champions (English)

1 February 2021

Angelina Namiba talks about the importance of HIV testing for people in Black communities in this video we've produced with Africa Advocacy Foundation.

Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma on ageing with HIV – GROWS project

22 January 2021

Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma talks about ageing with HIV in this video we've produced with Sophia Forum, Positively UK and UCL Institute for Global Health.

U=U

1 December 2020

NAM aidsmap teamed up with award-winning animation studio Animade to produce U=U for World AIDS Day 2020. The film fights stigma with knowledge by reinforcing the ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ consensus statement that people with HIV on effective treatment can’t pass on the virus.

Matthew Hodson talks about PrEP and STIs

28 May 2020

NAM's Matthew Hodson talks about on what we know about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and sexually transmitted infections from research.

Matthew Hodson talks about Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U)

17 March 2020

Having an undetectable HIV viral load means that HIV cannot be passed on during sex. In our video, NAM's Matthew Hodson talks about Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U).

Susan Cole talks about HIV and the menopause

6 March 2020

NAM's Susan Cole talks about HIV and the menopause. A number of studies have found that women living with HIV may experience the menopause earlier than women who don't have HIV and may get worse symptoms.

Dr Tristan Barber and Jo Josh talk about HIV and ageing

6 March 2020

Dr Tristan Barber and Jo Josh talk about HIV and ageing, including the health prospects for people living with HIV, and give advice for people to stay healthy as they get older.