LGBT History Month
LGBT History Month

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is on 1st December. The City LGBT+ Network is marking worlds AID Day with events on the 1st December and 5th December 2016. All staff, students and friends of the University are invited to attend to benefit from these insightful events. To book follow the link below.

  • More heterosexuals in the world have HIV+  yet Homophobia has catalysed the HIV+ epidemic
  • HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women of reproductive age
  • 'Anti-Retroviral' medication keeps 'HIV' viral load low and allows the immune system to recover which also helps prevent HIV being passed on.

    Events

    1stDecember 2016

    'IT AINT OVER YET' 'AIDS' 'WHY SHOULD WE STILL CARE?' – Panel presentation followed by discussion.

    Venue: AGO1
    Time:   12 – 2pm
    Lunch: Provided in AGO5

    Leading experts will explore:

    • Why the incidences of HIV+ is rising in the UK across all sections of society?
    • Simple interventions in addition to what is generally known, that can prevent the transmission of the HIV virus
    • What the future holds: What part do big pharmaceutical companies and the government play?

    5thDecember 2016

    Film showing: 'United in Anger' – Followed by discussion.

    Venue: C3O8
    Time:   6 – 9pm
    Refreshments: Provided after the film - in the foyer outside C309/C310

    HIV stands for Human-Immunodeficiency Virus and, without treatment, can lead to AIDS. Despite public perception HIV it is still a major public health problem!

    Across the world 36.7 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS with higher diagnoses amongst women than men. At home the number of people in London diagnosed with HIV acquired in the UK has increased from 660 in 2001 to 1,480 in 2010. Approximately one in every 200 Londoners aged between 15 and 59 lives with HIV - a rate three times higher than any other region in England. The Overall prevalence in the UK in 2013 was estimated at around 1 in 360 people across all ages.

    Did you know?

    • More heterosexuals in the world have HIV+  yet Homophobia has catalysed the HIV+ epidemic
    • HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women of reproductive age
    • 'Anti-Retroviral' medication keeps 'HIV' viral load low and allows the immune system to recover which also helps prevent HIV being passed on.

For further information, contact:
Jenny Aster
Co-chair LGBT+ Staff Network
Email: J.Aster@city.ac.uk

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