World AIDS Day

1 December 2016

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, learn the facts about HIV and show their support for people living with HIV.

You can also show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, or raise money for  National AIDS Trust.

On World Aids Day the council will like to encourage people to learn the facts about HIV. So why don’t you find out how much you know by taking this online quiz: Are you HIV aware? Also pass the quiz on and share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook.

Visit the council and Positive East websites for further details on sexual health services in Waltham Forest and ways you can test for HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections.

AIDS Quilt

For the first time in 20 years, the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display to the public at St Paul’s Cathedral and then at community venues across London, to commemorate the lives of those lost to the AIDS epidemic.

Hundreds of individuals made quilt panels in memory of loved ones who died from AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s, inspired by a global project that started in America.

See the AIDS Quilt website for further details of where the quilts will be throughout December.