About Us

The British Association for Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a UK Registered Charity dedicated to the raising of awareness, understanding and support for the chronic, debilitating skin disorder Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is estimated to affect only 1% of the UK population, however these figures could in effect be higher due to mis-diagnosis, and those who suffer alone in silence, as the disease dominates the most intimate areas of the sufferer, thus leaving some people too ashamed or embarrassed to go to their doctor.

Our aim is to increase public knowledge and educate the medical profession on the symptoms, treatments and severities of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and to provide vital funds for the purpose of research into causes, prevention and treatment.

Based in Kent, England, and formed in 2007 by a HS sufferer and supporters, they all share their time voluntarily to organise and run the charity to achieve the very best outcome. In 2009, The British Association for Hidradenitis Suppurativa became the first UK registered charity dedicated to HS.

Our main logo design is the work of scottish sculpture John McKenna. The figure covering up the intimate parts of the body represents the areas the HS affects, and the shame and embarassment that some sufferers can feel.

In 2010, we kick started our new awareness campaign, with the introduction of the blue Hidradenitis Suppurativa ribbon.

The Blue Ribbon Awareness Campaign will be used to to raise the profile of HS, with the ribbon itself aimed at becoming the recognised symbol of HS awareness in the UK.

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