Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, providing a wide range of services to over 50,000 people a year. We also campaign and lobby for greater political and public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and poor sexual health.

Facts about our job

  • The most recent estimate suggests there are approximately 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK. Of these, around 1 in 8 do not know they are HIV positive
  • People on effective HIV treatment can’t pass on the virus
  • More than a third of people receiving specialist care are now aged 50 or over (38%), compared to less than one in five in 2007

Terrence Higgins Trust has always been at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDS. Since it was formed, the needs of people living with and affected by HIV have been fundamental to its development.

The charity’s roots were in the gay community. For many years the HIV epidemic in the UK affected mainly gay men. As the shape of the epidemic here has changed, so has Terrence Higgins Trust. More African people living in the UK are diagnosed with HIV than gay men each year now, though the majority of new infections continue to be among gay men. Existing services have been developed and new services introduced to meet ever changing needs.

Terrence Higgins Trust is committed to four core aims:

  • End HIV transmission in the UK
  • Empower people to live well with HIV
  • Amplify the voices of people living with, and affected by HIV
  • Improve sexual health

We do this by supporting people living with HIV and ensure their voices are heard, providing testing services for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and helping the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

As well as provide services, we campaign on issues from relationships and sex education in schools to the proper funding of HIV services.

Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    250 condom packs. Condoms are a vital way of preventing HIV transmissions

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    6 Massage, Acupuncture, Osteopathy or Hypnotherapy sessions for people affected by HIV

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    12 HIV self-testing kits

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    10 hours of online counselling