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Terrence Higgins Trust


Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. Since 1982, THT has been at the forefront of raising awareness of the epidemic whilst providing services for people affected by HIV and promoting good sexual health.

Our vision

A world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

Our mission

Maximise sexual health in the UK, and minimise the spread of HIV and STIs, by encouraging people to value their sexual health and by leading innovation to increase access to local sexual health services.

Empower everyone living with HIV in the UK to maximise their health and wellbeing by working to ensure the best possible HIV treatment and support services.

Lead public and political support for HIV & sexual health issues, and campaign to eradicate stigma & discrimination.

Our values

  • Ambitious: We believe communities and individuals can change their own lives. We push ourselves and others to make this happen.
  • Honest: We are accountable to our communities, donors and funders. We work with integrity, transparency and efficiency. We communicate clearly and responsibly.
  • Different: We support, respect and value each other and work without prejudice. We are radical professionals, proud of our diversity, and united by a common cause.
  • Independent: We are an independent charity, rooted in the communities we serve. We use our insight to innovate and inspire change in policies, services and minds.

THT now has 37 centres in England, Scotland and Wales and provides a range of services to around 85,000 people per year many of them tailored to suit the varied needs of our diverse communities. Including:

  • emotional support and information by phone
  • help with accessing HIV testing and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) treatment
  • advice about your rights in benefits, employment, immigration and housing
  • treatment advice
  • contact with support groups
  • help with accessing grants, respite and complementary therapies
  • education for the community about HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  • legal advice for those living with HIV
  • written information and leaflets
  • counselling



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