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Our strategy

Faces of people


Bold Ambitions

Creating a new era in HIV prevention, care and sexual health

Download our Strategy 2016-2021 [PDF]

Foreword from Jonathan McShane, Chair of the Board of Trustees:

Jonathan McShaneTerrence Higgins Trust’s new five-year strategy Bold Ambitions was launched in 2016 and was well received by funders, commissioners and most importantly by our beneficiaries.

To ensure that the strategy is still relevant and fit for purpose in a rapidly changing external environment, we will be undertaking an annual review.

As part of this refresh we will underline our commitment to innovation in HIV prevention and care services, and giving greater emphasis to sexual health services that we provide as an essential part of our work.

Our funders, donors and supporters give generously, and they expect us to make best use of the resources provided to support people living with HIV and in poor sexual health. To deliver on these expectations and those of the communities we serve, we have set out an ambitious agenda that will:

  • contribute to the end of HIV transmissions and improve sexual health
  • support people living with and affected by HIV and poor sexual health
  • ensure that the voices of people affected by HIV are heard.

During the past 12 months we have made demonstrable progress in delivering our strategic objectives. This includes piloting the first nationwide HIV self testing initiative, successfully leading National HIV Testing Week in England, contributing to the sector’s campaign to make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available on the NHS, opening a new HIV and sexual health training centre in Glasgow and launching two innovative research reports on sex and relationships education (SRE) and HIV and ageing.

As an independent organisation we will never step back from our responsibility to campaign and challenge for the rights and interests of those in poor sexual health and those living with or affected by HIV.

How we will do this is expressed in this document. We remain fully committed to working in partnership across the sector and with other organisations - both statutory and voluntary - as our vision of the eradication of HIV transmission and improving the sexual health of the nation cannot be achieved alone.

We could not achieve what we do without the support of, and donations from, individuals, trusts and companies. Our staff and volunteers care passionately for people who are living with and affected by HIV and impacted by poor sexual health, and during the lifetime of this strategy we will increase the involvement and engagement with our service users and supporters to ensure that their voices resonate in everything we do.

We will continue to build upon the successes of the past, and develop better and more effective partnerships with those in the sector who share our aim to deliver a better future for our beneficiaries.


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