Tackling HIV Stigma and Discrimination - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
  • George House Trust
  • Dibby Theatre Productions

Available on the Learning Hub

This programme is available on the NHS Learning Hub. We recommend you read the information on this webpage to find out more about the programme before you access the learning (https://learninghub.nhs.uk/catalogue/HIVstigma).

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About Tackling HIV Stigma and Discrimination

The aim of this module is to explore the important link between HIV-related stigma and public health outcomes, such as quality of care.

The healthcare sector is one of the main settings where people living with HIV and those perceived to be living with or at risk of HIV, experience stigma and discrimination.

Stigma and health inequalities create significant barriers to accessing testing,  prevention,  and care. This has become more acute since COVID-19 and without action, we risk progress slipping further. Everyone involved in the health and social care sector has a responsibility to stop HIV stigma and address health inequalities throughout their work.

Testing your perceptions and updating your HIV knowledge as well as exploring practical approaches which can be easily implemented within your role, service and across the healthcare system is key to ensuring we all have access to the same health and care.

More information

This e-learning has been created in response to the urgent need to end stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.  

Primary and secondary audiences

All healthcare professionals


A big thank you to MFT, GHT and Dibby Theatre as well as people living with HIV, for their contribution to this e-learning, without which, it wouldn’t exist. 

  • andi blackmore

    Andi Blackmore

    Programme Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
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    Rob Taylor

    Senior Project Manager - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England
  • Louise Garrahan

    Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Technology Enhanced Learning, NHS England

How to access

To access this elfh programme, you will require a Learning Hub account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below. Note that if you hold a full elfh account, you can sign into the Learning Hub using your existing login credentials.


To view the Tackling HIV Stigma and Discrimination programme, select the View button below. If you already have a Learning Hub account, you will also be able to login and access the resources within the programme .


NHS healthcare staff in England – ESR

The Tackling HIV Stigma and Discrimination programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this e-learning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.
Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access to the Learning Hub, you may be able to access the service if you have an existing OpenAthens account. Please go to Learning Hub and sign in with your existing credentials.

If you do not have an existing OpenAthens account, please contact elfh directly to check whether you may be eligible for access.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Tackling HIV Stigma and Discrimination programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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