World AIDS Day & National HIV Testing Week on Merseyside

World AIDS Day (WAD) – This year, on the 1st December, is the 30th Anniversary of the first WORLD AIDS DAY in 1988. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

To support this campaign on Merseyside visit the Sahir House website and download the World AIDS Day information pack

National HIV Testing Week (NHIVTW) – week commencing 17th November. NHIVTW raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical settings, in primary care or through community-based rapid testing.

You can download Liverpool City Council communications toolkit for this year’s HIV testing campaign on the World AIDS Day page on the Sahir House website.

Reconnect and Remember – Sahir House is very excited to be exhibiting a selection of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt panels this World AIDS Day.

The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt is a precious artefact. Each of the panels commemorates lives lost to the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s and 90s. It is a public naming of the names of loved ones lost, and a memorial for the many who died and went unnamed too. The UK Quilt is part of an international movement that sought to raise awareness of the impact of the AIDS epidemic and ensure that these lives would never be forgotten.

For the first time since 1992, some of the panels will be on public display in venues across Liverpool for this year’s 30th World AIDS Day.

Reconnect and Remember Quilt Trail

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