World AIDS Day 1st
December - Body Positive at The Storyhouse
Body Positive and The Storyhouse are
marking World AIDS Day 2017, 1st December, with a number of
Each year World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to
unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living
with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
In Cheshire around 600 people are living with HIV, 100,000 are
currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 34
million people have HIV. Today, many scientific advances have been
made in HIV treatment and effective testing is easily and freely
But despite this people do not know the facts about how to protect
themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain
a reality for many. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds us
that HIV has not gone away - there is still a vital need to raise
money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
If you understand; how HIV is transmitted; how it can be prevented
and the reality of living with HIV today - you can take care of your
health and the health of others, and ensure you treat everyone
living with HIV fairly, and with respect and understanding.
You can also show your support for people living with HIV on World
AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV
awareness and support.
10.00am - 4pm: Drop-in Information Point
All your questions around HIV answered by professionals from Body
Get free testing for HIV and other blood borne viruses.
Pick up your free red ribbon to show your support for people living
with HIV, fight stigma and the search for a cure.
10.30 - 11.30am: ‘Is HIV confined to the
history books?’ - Talk by Health Promotion Specialist Christopher
Treatment for HIV has radically improved since the beginning of the
epidemic in 1981. HIV infected people in the UK are now surviving
for decades, rather than months or years. But what is the impact on
particular groups and what are the dangers of complacency?
12 - 2pm: Song In Seconds Workshop with
Fully interactive song writing workshop with singer/songwriter
Claire Mooney, suits all ranges from beginners up.
Claire Mooney has been a professional singer/songwriter for over two
decades and has seven critically acclaimed albums to her credit. She
performs at, and hosts events all over the UK.
The workshop will build a song which encompasses the theme of World
AIDS Day to mark the changes that have happened over the last 30
years in treatment and attitudes.
The Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR
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18 January 2018
230 Edleston Road
Tel 01270 653150
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