Welcome to Sophia Forum
Who are we?
Sophia Forum is a network of women and organisations around the UK, part of the UNAIDS-coordinated Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. Our core objectives are the protection and promotion of the good health of women, particularly women who are living with HIV or who are at risk of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV by:
- promoting prevention and treatment for women living with HIV, both in the UK and internationally
- increasing awareness and understanding of women's sexual health, HIV and Aids amongst healthcare and other professionals, service providers and the public
In all our work, we endeavour to uphold the principle of GIPA - i.e. the meaningful involvement of women living with HIV in all that we do.
Sophia Forum organises awareness-raising events, shares experiences and best practice, informs decision-makers and opinion-formers, and provides an open forum for anyone concerned about HIV and how it affects women and girls. Many of our current supporters are individuals active in development, health and HIV work, and many others contribute experience from business, law and education.
Use these web pages to find links to organisations taking a stand on HIV, to get the latest news about HIV and women, and to find out what action you can take.