Terms of use

Website terms and conditions

By using this website, you agree to the terms and conditions set out below from the first time you visit the website. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and the amended terms and conditions will apply to your continued use of the website. If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact us.


NAM means NAM Publications, a registered charity (number 1011220) and company limited by guarantee (02707596) (VAT number 468 9279 77) in England with its registered offices at Cally Yard, 439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG.

  • “Website” means www.hiv-lens.org, or any other website under NAM’s ownership or control from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions.
  •  “You”, “your” and “yours” means the person(s) accessing the website.
  • “We”, “us” and “our” means NAM.
  • “Material” means any information, data, text, graphics, links, programming code or other material published, contained or available on the website.
  • “Terms and conditions” means the terms and conditions set out below.
  • A “registered user” is a person who has registered to use a service on the website.
  • “Your content” is any and all the content submitted or uploaded by users of the website, including names, photographs, video clips, biographical information, text, logos, files and any other information and materials.

Material on the website

Whilst all reasonable care has been taken in compiling the information on the website we do not guarantee its accuracy or reliability and neither NAM, nor its editors, can be held responsible for any inaccuracies or mis-statements of fact beyond our control. We may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice. We and any third parties referred to on the website assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided through the website.

We are always interested in hearing what you think of the material on our website – please contact us.

Most of the material on the website has been written by organisations and individuals not employed by NAM (the data provided by the UK Health Security Agency and information provided by other organisations in our services listings). We cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability.

Medical information

Any medical information referred to in or through this website is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner, or to endorse any specific treatment, healthcare or other service provider. You are strongly advised to talk to an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.


We provide links to external websites for your information, but we are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linking to or from our website. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so at your own risk.

Use of the website and copyright

Unless explicitly stated, all material that appears at www.hiv-lens.org and subsections thereof is copyright © NAM Publications, 2023. All rights reserved.

You may access, view, download, copy, print and distribute copies of material contained in the website as long as you comply with these terms and conditions and:

  • you use the material for non-commercial use only;
  • all copyright notices are kept on the material; and
  • you do not modify, reproduce, display, distribute or perform the material for any public use without prior written consent from NAM. If consent is given, ensure acknowledgement is made to HIV Lens and the HIV Lens logo is clearly visible on the materials.

Governing law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and any dispute arising from these terms and conditions or your use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Submission of content

As a registered user you may be entitled to post or upload your content to the website as long as you comply with our content standards, and these terms and conditions. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non exclusive licence to use your content on the website, and subject to your permission for any other uses as we may require in any and all media.

You guarantee that your content does not contain malicious code, viruses or other harmful programmes or material.

You agree that before posting or uploading your content you are responsible for obtaining all releases, consents and/or licences necessary for uploading your content on our website and for any subsequent use of that content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions.

You guarantee that you are the person depicted in any images or recordings submitted as part of your content and if you upload any images or recordings of any third party, you have obtained the prior written consent of that party to submit such content to our website.

Content standards

You agree whenever you submit your content to our website you must comply with our content standards. You agree your content must be accurate where it states facts and be genuinely held where it states opinions.

You agree your content must not contain any material which is defamatory; contain any material which is offensive; infringe any copyright, or other intellectual property right or other right of any other person; be likely to deceive any person; be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party such as a contractual duty or obligation of confidentiality; be likely to disrupt our service in any way; give the impression it emanates from us where this is not the case.

We reserve the right to reject, block, suspend or remove your content at any time at our sole discretion. We in no way guarantee that your content or any part of it will be displayed on the website. Any content is published at our discretion.

Your personal information

Posting information on our website means your information is publicly accessible. For more information on how we collect and use personal information please see our Privacy policy.