Terrence Higgins Trust Teesside and the Live Well Centre Middlesbrough are delighted to announce the Red Gathering which is an opportunity for you to show your support for World AIDS Day 2018.

This years theme is #ZeroHIV – we at THT are working towards Zero Transmissions and Zero Stigma. So please wear it red, wear a red ribbon, dress in and red to show you care and bake it red for our fund raising bake sale.

They would like to you along to this year’s World AIDS Day event to be held on:

Date: 30th November 2018
Time: 10am till 2:00pm
Location: Well-being Suite, the Live Well Centre, Dundas House, Dundas Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 1HR.

They really hope you can come along and join us, so to make it easier for people to attend we going to have two opportunities for you to attend our first session is 10am till 12noon and the second from 12noon till 2pm.

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Over 101,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 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.

Today, 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. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because 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.

Their vital work relies on your support. To make a donation please visit www.tht.org.uk/donate

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