NAM is a UK-based
charity, with an international reputation for creating reliable, evidence-based
information for people living with HIV and for the healthcare professionals and
community organisations working to support and care for them.
Founded in 1987, the initials NAM originally stood
for ‘National AIDS Manual’, a weighty ring binder containing the available
information on HIV and AIDS.
Since then, NAM’s
users have grown and diversified within the UK and worldwide. We currently
publish a wide range of print, online and other digital materials for all
communities affected by HIV and related conditions such as tuberculosis and
hepatitis, and for those working to support them. We are now simply known as ‘NAM’,
although many people know us by our website name, aidsmap.
You can find out more about us on our website, www.aidsmap.com
The hepatitis field is in a similar place to
the HIV sector in late 90s, with new drugs in development and a need for
independent, evidence-based information to support healthcare professionals and
advocacy. We have a wealth of experience in breaking down complex science news,
sharing knowledge, supporting good communication between patients and
healthcare professionals and championing patient-centred care.
In collaboration with the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) we founded infohep to respond to these challenges and to provide a reliable source of information about hepatitis.