World Aids Day 2016



We have made massive advances in treating HIV since the virus first emerged in the 1980s. But in the UK alone around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV every year. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds us all that the virus has not gone away. There is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

The Solent LGBT society will be fundraising throughout the day for Positive Action, a charity that helps people living with HIV and the families affected by this in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire. Read more about their work here -

You can support us by:

  • buying and wearing a red ribbon
  • helping us to sell red ribbons around the University
  • joining us in the Andrews concourse (Southampton Solent University) from 5.30pm on December 1 to hear about the work of Positive Action, some readings about the experience of living with HIV/AIDS and to hear the Southampton Gay Men's Chorus sing a selection of songs

For more information on World Aids Day please visit


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