About HIV Scotland
Who we are
HIV Scotland is the national HIV policy organisation for Scotland.
We exist on behalf of all those living with and at risk of HIV to ensure that Scotland has responsive policies, quality services and a supportive environment that enable people living with or at risk of HIV in Scotland to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
What we do
We speak out for people living with HIV by:
- Ensuring that the lived experience and viewpoints of people living with or at risk of HIV inform the discourse on HIV issues, health and social policy and service provision in Scotland.
- Engaging with people living with and affected by HIV to shape policy in Scotland.
- Providing information, training and resources.
- Signposting to evidence, expertise and community experience.
We want Scotland to be a country where people living with or affected by HIV receive and shape excellent services delivered by well-informed, empathetic workers in a society devoid of HIV-related stigma and discrimination.
Our mission is to encourage the greater involvement of people living with or affected by HIV to develop evidence-based policies that meet the HIV-related needs of people in Scotland.
- Respect: We support and value each other, accept differences, and acknowledge the rights, views and feelings of others.
- Holism: We recognise diversity and respond with humanity. We recognise diverse perspectives and expertise and promote closer working between the sector.
- Accuracy: We challenge, inform and empower by providing advice, information and links that are trustworthy and credible.