World AIDS Day 2012 in Manchester
Publish Date: 27/11/2012
HIV & Manchester
Manchester, has a long tradition of raising awareness of HIV throughout the city and supporting those affected by HIV, whilst challenging stigma, prejudice and promoting HIV testing and prevention.
Figures from The North West HIV & AIDS Monitoring Unit at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, show that in 2011 there was a 6% increase in HIV cases presenting to North West Treatment centres. For the full report click here.
On Thursday 29th November The LGF are hosting an all day rapid HIV testing clinic from 9am – 5pm at it’s offices on Richmond Street. This is to complement it’s existing testing services. For more information visit www.lgf.org.uk/testing
What's Happening in Manchester on World AIDS Day?
The Manchester World AIDS Day partnership will have teams of people selling red ribbons at locations around the city, a visible way the public can show support to those affected.
At 6.30pm there is a Candlelight procession around the city’s famous Gay Village in order for the community to show solidarity. This will end in Sackville Gardens where candles will be placed in memoriam. After the event all are welcome to a fully-inclusive event at Eagle Bar.
To keep up to date what’s going on and to sign up to volunteer, like the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/McrWorldAIDSDay
You can also follow the World AIDS Day Partnership on twitter @MCRWorldAidsDay