December 1st is World AIDS Day and the National AIDS Trust (NAT) are asking groups and individuals ‘To Act Aware‘ Acting aware means finding out the facts about HIV and using this knowledge to protect yourself and others from HIV infection.
Act Aware – by supporting NAT and local campaigns! Throughout the year the NAT and other organisations such as the Eddystone Trust work on a range of issues affecting people living with HIV, including benefits, employment and human rights.
Act Aware - by fundraising! Charities supporting people with HIV rely on your generous donations and fantastic fundraising to raise vital funds that support their policy, hardship funds, and campaigning work.
Act Aware – by Fact Up about living with HIV in the 21st Century! The NAT has created a handy fact sheet of the five facts that everyone should know. View and share the Fact Sheet HERE
HIV Testing Week:
The Terrance Higgins Trust are promoting ‘HIV Testing Week‘ – 22nd – 29th November 2013 - If we all test, we can help stop HIV!
In Plymouth there is a series of events happening over the World AIDS Day weekend:
On Saturday 30th November leading in to World AIDS Day – ‘Into the Groove‘ 80s night – Fund Raiser for the Eddystone Trust at the Compass Inn with the fabulous Jo James 80s show. Join the event on Facebook
Sunday 1st December World AIDS Day
Join PPF and UPLGBT+ for the Tower of Remembrance event that starts at 3.30pm with a candle lit walk from the Charles Seale-Hayne Library at Plymouth University. The procession will end at Smeaton’s Tower on the Hoe where our messages will turn it into a Tower of Remembrance.
World AIDS day Sunday Smoothie Quiz – Join us at the Diamond Queen at 6pm on Sunday 1st December for a special World AIDS Day Sunday Smoothie. Featuring music form musicians that have died from AIDS, video clips from RENT the musical. There will also be a quiz where you can test your knowledge on the FACTS about HIV. Join the event on Facebook
Please note the later time of 6pm to allow people to attend the Tower of Remembrance event.
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