World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV by showing their support for people living with the virus and commemorating people who have died.
On Wednesday 28 November we will be handing out red ribbons and information leaflets to mark World AIDS Day. Wearing a red ribbon is an opportunity to remember the people we have lost to HIV and AIDS, and to show support and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV in London and around the world.
Ant Babajee, who is co-chair of our LGBT+ Everyone Else Staff Forum and president of our student Public Health Society, has been living with HIV since 2007 and is a former trustee of Terrence Higgins Trust. As Wednesday 28 November is also our monthly LGBT+EE coffee morning, Ant will be happy to answer any questions students and staff might have about HIV and sexual health but were always too embarrassed to ask – over a cuppa and in confidence, of course. Did you know, for instance, that someone who is successfully on treatment for HIV cannot pass the virus on to their partner?