World AIDS Day in Manchester: We’re all in this together.
Publish Date: 28/11/2012
World AIDS Day is an international day of action, designed to raise awareness about HIV and to challenge the stigma associated with HIV. It’s a time for people across the world to get involved and make a difference.
Manchester has always been at the forefront of HIV awareness, and every year organisations from across the city work together as Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership, to get the message out – that HIV is still here, and is still having hugely damaging effect on so many of our communities.
Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership is made up of The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, George House Trust, Manchester City Council, NHS Manchester, Brook Manchester, and Black Health Agency.
This year, Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership is encouraging everyone who is sexually active to have an HIV test at least once a year – or more regularly if you feel you may have put yourself at risk.
Every year, the Partnership traditionally organise the World AIDS Day event in Sackville Gardens, which this year takes the form of a Candlelight Procession through Manchester’s famous Gay Village. Everyone is welcome at this fully inclusive event, and if you’d like to take part make sure you’re in Sackville Gardens this Saturday 1st December from 6.15pm. It promises to be a magical event, and will culminate with a warming mulled wine at The Eagle Manchester to which absolutely everyone is welcome.
The Partnership will also be visible from Thursday 29th November selling red ribbons across the city centre. Our hard working volunteers will be wearing red sashes, so if you see them please say hello, buy a red ribbon and give generously.
All the money collected by Manchester World AIDS Day Partnership goes directly towards providing support services for people living with HIV and also helps to fund HIV prevention initiatives in Manchester.
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