World AIDS Day
If you would like to support this years World AIDS Day download the World AIDS Day Information Pack here.
World AIDS Day (WAD) – is held on the 1st 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.
National HIV Testing Week (NHIVTW) – week commencing 18th November. NHIVTW raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical settings, in primary care or through community-based rapid testing. The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing. Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Be a #HIVChampion – You can support Merseyside’s twitter campaign #HIVChampions.
We are looking for members of the public to Champion HIV testing in the lead up to and during this national campaign. We ask for a short 10 – 20 second clip which can be filmed on a phone to tweet during National HIV Testing Week.
Click here for guidelines to be a #HIVChampion
There are many events already planned and the website will be regularly updated with information on all activites, however, here are a couple we would like to draw your attention to:
Celebration of Life – Thursday 30th November
Irish singer/songwriter Brian Kennedy will be headlining this year’s Celebration of Life, supported by country/blues newcomer Daisy Gill. They will be performing at The Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Thursday 30th November. Brian will be joined on the evening by critically acclaimed vocalists, Sense of Sound who will sing a collection of songs together. Liverpool-born poet, director, actor and author, Gerry Potter will be back hosting the evening which is expected to be another incredible night that is so crucial to garnering support for this vital cause.
Get your tickets here http://www.liverpoolphil.com/whats-on/celebration-of-life-2017
World AIDS Day Vigil – Friday 1st December
St Brides Church Percy St, Liverpool L8 7LT
3pm—5pm HIV specialist community nurses offering HIV testing.
5pm refreshments available and the vigil will commence 6pm—7pm.
There will be information stalls from partner agencies, guest speakers, choir and closing with the reading of the remembrance list by candle light.
This is a FREE event, all welcome.
Sonic Yootha – Friday 1st December
One-off World AIDS Day Sonic Yootha fundraiser at District in the Baltic Triangle on Friday 1st December, £5 on the door. 9pm – 4am. “We welcome anybody as long as you’re respectful. Let’s dance, celebrate life and honour those souls we have lost.” Sonic Yootha
FULL LIST OF WORLD AIDS DAY EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND HIV TESTING WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE SOON.