HIV information

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

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. This video is part of our new project about HIV stigma, in collaboration with 4M.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. This video is part of our new project about HIV stigma, in collaboration with the 4M Mentor Mothers Network.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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.

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.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

What is the window period 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 about 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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London. 

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London. 

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London. 

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. Family Matters is a project we are working on with the 4M Network of Mentor Mothers. 

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. Family Matters is a project we are working on with the 4M Network of Mentor Mothers.

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. This video is from our short series about conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, Family Matters, a project we are working on with the 4M Network of Mentor Mothers. 

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London. 

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. This video was produced by NAM aidsmap and Africa Advocacy Foundation as part of Positive Champions, a project which promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The Positive Champions project promotes HIV testing to Black communities across London.

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. The GROWS project, women living with HIV Growing Older, Wiser and Stronger, is a holistic modelled programme supporting women with their health, wellbeing and social care needs.

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.

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.

Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U)

17 March 2020

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

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.

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.