Nazir was a Pakistani Muslim who was married with two children. He also was a closeted gay man with HIV.

When his status became public, he was rejected by his mosque, ostracised by his community and found no social support that understood he had more than one identity.

The late HIV and gay rights activist Shivananda Khan (OBE) established NAZ in Nazir's memory. He understood that support for people like Nazir would need to be culturally specific, community-driven and integrated.

Unfortunately, the issues that Nazir experienced more than 25 years ago still exist today.

NAZ offers the most relevant response to this dilemma. We exist in order to provide a range of sexual health services and programmes, specifically for men and women from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.