The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust is a UK Registered Charity dedicated to the raising of awareness, understanding and support for the chronic, debilitating skin disorder Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).
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.
In 2009, we kick started our 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.
The charity was originally formed In 2008, as The British Association for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and in late 2009 became the first registered charity dedicated to HS in Europe. In 2012 the charity was renamed The Hidradenitis Suppurativa Trust.