What is the patient information service NAM provides?

For over a decade NAM has provided a range of printed HIV treatment information materials to HIV clinics. We have always provided our resources free of charge. Four times a year we promote new or updated editions and clinics respond by placing orders to replenish their stocks. 

At present we are distributing a range of 27 The basics (entry-level illustrated factsheets) and a range of 13 A6-sized booklets. The full list of titles is set out below.

All resources are certificated by the Information Standard, the kite mark for trustworthy information.

All The basics leaflets carry the Crystal Mark, issued by the Plain English Campaign.

Many of the materials, from both ranges of publications, have won commendations in the British Medical Association’s annual patient information awards.

These resources are backed up by a wealth of online material including factsheets, mobile phone applications (apps) and tools as well as translated editions of the above materials (17 languages) at www.aidsmap.com

The Basics

A6-Sized booklets

A healthy weight

Adherence & resistance

An HIV treatment journey

Anti-HIV drugs

Better off knowing

CD4, viral load & other tests

CD4 and viral load

HIV & children

Drug resistance

HIV & hepatitis

Having a baby

HIV & sex

Health checks


Hepatitis C

HIV & women

Hepatitis C treatment

HIV, GPs and other primary care

HIV & the immune system

HIV, mental health & emotional wellbeing

How hepatitis C is passed on

HIV, stigma & discrimination

How hepatitis C is passed on during sex


How TB is passed on


How treatment works


Myths and facts


Seven ways to look after your health


Side effects


Taking drugs on time


TB and HIV




Transmission and the law


Transmission and viral load


Transmission facts


Treatment for TB and HIV


Undetectable viral load


Very recent infection


When should I start treatment?

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.