World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
STI/HIV Testing Clinic
Saturday 1st December, 11am-2pm
MR2 (SU HQ)
Recent estimates suggest that there are 89,400 people living with HIV in England, of which around 10,400 are undiagnosed (unaware that they are HIV positive). Regular HIV testing is essential to early diagnosis, treatment and support living with HIV. Find out more about HIV and AIDS via the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Positive Voices: Roland Chesters Speaks
Saturday 1st December, 1-2pm
L4 (Science Concourse)
How much do you think you know about HIV? In this talk Roland Chesters from the Terrence Higgins Trust’s community project ‘Positive Voices’, will discuss HIV prevention and safer sex messages, along with sharing his own experience of living with HIV. This talk represents a fantastic opportunity for you to ask questions and improve your knowledge of HIV and sexual health.
Warwick Student Cinema screening of 'Rent'
Saturday 1st December, from 3:30pm
L3 (Science Concourse)
This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of Bohemians in the East Village of New York City. The story centers around Mark and Roger; while a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts at making a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story.