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Title: World AIDS Day event at the Royal Society of Arts, London
Post by: Roland Chesters on November 14 2018, 05:26 pm
Dear ,

Join us on Friday 30 November to mark World AIDS Day, which takes place 1 December each year. Together, we'll continue to raise awareness of the current situation regarding HIV in the UK, and to tackle the stigma that continues to surround the condition, building on the memories of those lost to the disease in the past 35 years and looking to the future. 

As in many other parts of the world, HIV-related stigma and discrimination prevent many people in the UK from accessing the services they need.

The ‘UK Stigma Index 2015’, a survey of more than 1,500 people living with HIV in the UK, found that a considerable number of people in the UK still hold stigmatising attitudes towards those living with HIV. 

With this said, HIV is no longer a risk to most people in the UK if people are regularly tested and are on medication.  We will have a panel discussion exploring mandatory testing as a method of reducing stigma.

Come along and join the discussion: there will be networking from 6pm for a prompt 6:30pm start. Also, take a look at the event page to find out more about our speakers.

I hope to see you there.

Roland Chesters FRSA
Event Host