HIV Scotland partners with 'First Time', putting HIV in the spotlight at the Fringe

We're excited to announce our partnership with Nathaniel Hall and his show 'First Time', a show that at its heart speaks to the anti-stigma message we as an organisation are dedicated to. Nathaniel’s resonant story is one needing told and his decision to involve us is a fantastic opportunity to inform audiences about the work we do across Scotland. Read more

Scottish Charities Demand Action on Drug Policy

Four Scottish charities, including HIV Scotland, have submitted a written response to the UK Parliament’s Health Select Committee as part of their inquiry into drug policy. Read more

HIV Scotland welcomes drop in new HIV diagnoses

Chief Executive, Nathan Sparling, comments on the publication of the Health Protection Scotland statistics which show a drop in new HIV diagnoses in Scotland. Read more

HIV Scotland's Position Statement on HIV Criminalisation

HIV is a public health matter, not a criminal matter. Find out what our position is on HIV criminalisation. Read more

Revoke License From Discriminatory Tattoo Studios, says HIV Scotland

HIV Scotland has called on council leaders to take action against discriminatory practices in tattoo studios. Read more

Stigma-Busting Book Launched for World AIDS Day

This preconception-busting anthology, edited by Angie Spoto, collects together poetry, stories, artwork, and nonfiction which challenge the image of what it means to have HIV in Scotland today. Read more

Glasgow City Council should seize opportunity to get to zero new infections

Glasgow City Councillors will be asked to sign up to a global initiative to fast-track the cities response to HIV and achieve zero new infections by 2030 next week. Read more

Stigma and misconceptions are critical barriers to reach HIV targets in Scotland

Results released today from a Europe-wide survey including over 500 people in Scotland demonstrate that, despite significant progress over almost four decades, HIV-related stigma persists as a major challenge for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Read more

Students need and want more sex education, survey reveals

Our ongoing work around education in Scotland's schools has revealed that students need and want more sexual health education. Building on the Guaranteeing Lessons for All report, our national student survey heard from 2806 students in 418 schools across 19 council areas. Read more

HIV myths continue to fuel stigma

A new survey has found that despite advances in HIV treatment and prevention, public knowledge continues to include many myths and misconceptions that contribute to the ongoing stigma faced by people living with HIV. Read more