World AIDS Day – Yorkshire MESMAC Hull Human Red Ribbon Event
posted by Jess Wynn
on 13th November 2017

Let's End It. End isolation. End stigma. End HIV transmission. This World AIDS Day join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. Let’s grow this success so that it includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

This is an exciting turning point. But we need a new burst of energy to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.

By joining the Yorkshire MESMAC human red ribbon event you can help end the stigma and show support for people living with HIV.  You will also help publicise the prevention and early detection work that Yorkshire MESMAC does in order to prevent HIV transmission and direct newly diagnosed HIV+ people into treatment services.

We want 100 people to join us in King Edward Square in Hull at 7:30pm on 1st December to hold up specially commissioned red umbrellas in the shape of a red ribbon to be photographed and videoed for distribution in the media and social media.

We will be providing food from the Pit Stop Café and laying on entertainment.  You’ll be able to keep your umbrella too!  Take your umbrella to Savile Row on the night and get a free shot or bottle of Carlsberg or take it to The Star to receive a free drink.  We’ll also be giving out buy one get one free vouchers for drinks at Propaganda.

Email or ring 01482 291190 for more details.