World AIDS Day Fundraiser
Saturday 29 November 2014
Ce Soir, Weighbridge Square at 8.30pm
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and 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. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Around 100,000 are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 35 million people have died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, many scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. 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 people living with HIV. World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
The LGBTQ community know all too well the devastating effects of AIDS/HIV. For this reason, Liberate supports the work being done by AIDS/HIV charities in the UK and elsewhere, which is why we are organising a fundraiser on 29 November 2014. We hope that you will give generously on the night.
For more information about World AIDS Day, click here…