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The aim and objectives of Positive Allies

Positive Allies is a global charter mark available to any organisation (regional, national, or global) which has staff or volunteers. As far as we can tell, this is every organisation. 


Our aim is to develop places of employment and volunteering into places free of HIV stigma. To do this, we have developed Positive Allies as a free charter mark for organisations of all sizes, to show their commitment to becoming an HIV-inclusive place to be.

Our objectives are:

  • To ensure that your organisation becomes a place which tackles HIV as a hidden disability, as outlined in the UK Equality Act (2010)

  • To provide free initial training to your place of employment or volunteering on HIV Awareness

  • To support your organisation through relevant policy advice through a model staff and volunteer HIV policy

  • To certify your organisation as a place which is actively tackling HIV-related stigma

  • To bring together a Positive Allies Alumni of inclusive places to work, volunteer, and thrive

The development of Positive Allies

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How is Positive Allies set up?

Positive Allies is set up as an independent charter mark organisation, supported by the University of Sunderland. 

Our awarding panel for all applications is made up of researchers and authors who have written prominently about HIV, as well as EDI specialists, people living with HIV, and HIV activists. You can meet our current team by clicking here.

We warmly welcome anyone who would like to become a member of our awarding panel, and we are actively seeking to develop a more diverse panel of people. If want to make the world of employment and volunteering more HIV-friendly, please contact us via the contact form on our website.

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“Positive Allies allows us to actively demonstrate our support for all. We are an inclusive school for staff and pupils"

Risedale School

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