• We launch our major report The State of the Nation setting out the challenges facing the nation's sexual health, with services under-funded and over-burdened.
  • We expand our online services and support channels in response to the coronavirus outbreak, with more free counselling for people living with HIV, online events, HIV self tests and condoms by post.
  • We publish advice by Dr Michael Brady not to hook up for sex during COVID-19 lockdown, and on how to manage the risks of COVID-19 if you do have sex.
  • Our head office in London moves to new premises on Caledonian Road, close to our previous address in King's Cross.
  • Gareth Thomas launches the Tackle HIV campaign, for which we're the charity partner, to help address stigma associated with HIV. He also becomes a patron of Terrence Higgins Trust.
  • We set up new sexual health services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
  • As part of Black History Month, we launch our PrEP Protects campaign to ensure Black African people aren't left behind in the fight against HIV.
  • We launch My Community Forum, a dedicated online space to meet others living with HIV, which replaces our myHIV forum set up in 2011.
  • After further delays, PrEP becomes available free and uncapped on the NHS in England from sexual health clinics, starting in October. It's also now available through sexual health clinics in Scotland and Wales.
  • On World AIDS Day we highlight the need for more women to participate in routing testing for HIV. We also launch a COVID-safe remembrance hub online to remember those lost to the HIV epidemic.
  • The HIV Commission's recommendations to end HIV transmissions by 2030 are backed by Government and the opposition.
  • Our refreshed and hugely expanded information on trans-specific sexual health launches online.


  • We successfully lobby to give people living with HIV the option to access the COVID-19 vaccine through their HIV clinic.
  • The UK Government announces an independent review into compensation for those infected and affected as part of the Contaminated Blood Scandal.
  • It's A Sin, the Channel 4 series about the AIDS epidemic set in the 1980s and 1990s, is broadcast.
  • National HIV Testing Week, postponed from 2020, is hugely sucessful with a record-breaking number of HIV postal tests distributed.
  • New eligibility rules for blood donation come into force in June with a much-needed move to more individualised risk assessment, allowing more gay and bisexual men to safely donate blood in the UK.
  • Philip Normal's T-shirts inspired by It's A Sin raise £500,000 for our life-changing work.
  • Lord Chris Smith, the first HIV positive MP, joins a wide variety of people to appear on posters as part of our stigma-busting Life Really Changes campaign.
  • We mark Black History Month by celebrating our Black staff, volunteers and allies and the impact they have in addressing HIV in the UK.
  • We win at the Proud Scotland Awards for our work in Scotland during COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • We successfully campaign for the UK Government to change the rules that predominately impacted Black people of African heritage from donating blood and plasma.
  • Through our lobbying efforts we secure a Government commitment of £20 million for opt-out HIV testing in England. When the Department of Health and Social Care’s HIV Action Plan is launched, it includes a recommendation-by-recommendation response to the HIV Commission's (co-founded by us).
  • We work with a member of the Armed Forces to secure historic change in policy: (a) ending the ban on people living with HIV entering the forces, (b) ending the ban on people who are on PrEP entering the forces, (c) ending the ‘limited medically deployable’ status faced by serving personnel living with HIV, and (d) getting a commitment by the Ministry of Defence for greater investment in HIV prevention services for military personnel.
  • We launch our Principles for Fair Compensation for those impacted by HIV through contaminated NHS blood products in the 1980s. It is submitted to Infected Blood Compensation Framework Study led by Sir Robert Francis QC.