Date Published: 24 November 2008

Terrence Higgins Trust and Oxford University team up for World AIDS Day debate

On Wednesday 3 December at 8pm Terrence Higgins Trust and the Stop Aids Society at Oxford University are holding a World AIDS Day (December 1) debate at Exeter College. The debate, focused on HIV related stigma and discrimination, is open to the public as well as students of the university.

Speakers at the debate include Evan Harris MP, representatives from Terrence Higgins Trust and Gay Men Fighting AIDS and an individual living with HIV.

Steve Jones, Regional Manager for Terrence Higgins Trust in the Thames region said:

"Sadly, stigma and discrimination are still part of life for many people living with HIV in the UK. We wanted to raise awareness of this issue around World AIDS Day and we were delighted when the Stop AIDS Society suggested a debate. If local people can't attend the debate we hope that they will get involved with World AIDS Day in some other way, perhaps by donating to the cause or just wearing a red ribbon to raise awareness."

World AIDS Day has been running every December since 1988 and is dedicated to raising awareness of the condition. In the UK alone, more than 80,000 people are living with HIV and over 7,500 are diagnosed in the UK every year.

For further information on the debate or to find out about other ways to support Terrence Higgins Trust around World AIDS Day, please contact the Oxford office on 01865 243 389 or email info.oxford@tht.org.uk

Source: Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)
http://www.tht.org.uk

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