We are grateful for the support and guidance of all members of the steering group for this guide to the 2018 Standards. Particular thanks go to those community members who gave their time, energy and expertise to the drafting and redrafting of this guide: Ben Cromarty, Rebecca Mbewe and Roy Trevelion. Without their enthusiasm, dedication and expertise, this publication would not have been realised. We also thank the many members of the 2018 Standards writing groups and steering committee for their oversight and comments, to ensure consistency with the 2018 Standards. And we thank those working ‘behind the scenes’ who supported us with the realities of turning our draft guide into print, and into a usable website.
We are very pleased that those professional bodies, whose members have a role in providing HIV treatment and care to people living with HIV, and who endorsed the 2018 Standards, also agreed to endorse this guide. The list of partner organisations and endorsements is shown at the front of this publication and on the website.
Also, a special thanks to those living with, or affected by, HIV who volunteered their photos to illustrate the 2018 Standards, and also this guide and website. We are extremely grateful to those who have contributed once more to the fight against the stigma associated with HIV. We are very grateful to Positively UK and UK-CAB for their help with organising this.
The entire project was made possible through grant funding from the MAC AIDS Fund, to whom we extend our particular thanks for their very generous support.