Knowledge = power

More than any other health issue, HIV has changed the way that people are involved in health care. It has helped develop the active involvement of people in choices relating to their own health.

Direct involvement of HIV positive people and their advocates has changed the way that drugs are developed, researched, priced and accessed.

i-Base is a treatment advocacy and activist organisation. The resources are developed to help train other community activists and to develop community networks.

ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained

A new 32-page resource that explains HIV treatment (ART) by using a few easy pictures. Each section has a brief summary explaining a picture, and then a more detailed explanation.  Includes information on cure research.

For HIV advocates and other people who want to understand how ART works.

Download ART in pictures June 2017 – PDF (1.3 Mb)

i-Base workshops and talks

Information about different i-Base workshops and how to request a speaker.

Training manual for advocates

Eight training modules, with glossaries and test questions.

Includes the guide to Clinical trials and HIV research.

See also the i-Base online HIV drug resistance course.


A network of over 500 advocates in the UK. All training and meeting materials are online. Link to UK-CAB website.

Adapting i-Base materials

Develop your own resources. i-Base guides have been produced in over 35 languages. Some tips on how to start…

Why treatment literacy is important

Publication with statements from over 20 activists at an international treatment advocacy workshop.

Published with Wolfgang Tillmans with over 50 of his photographs.

Last updated: 12 June 2017.