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Wednesday 21 December 2016

Progress on PrEP and lobbying for SRE: HIV and sexual health successes in 2016

Alex Phillips, Campaigns and Parliamentary Officer, looks back on the seven biggest successes of the last year in terms of HIV and sexual health.

campaigners marching during Pride

Friday 16 December 2016

It’s not just Santa’s elves who’ll be busy this Christmas

Once again the myHIV online peer support volunteers are donning their Santa hats this Christmas to talk to members of Terrence Higgins Trust’s myHIV community forums.

People counselling one another

Wednesday 14 December 2016

'I became a mother, a widow and was diagnosed HIV positive all within 18 months'

Lizzie Jordan, a 35-year-old from Lincolnshire, gave this powerful speech about her own HIV diagnosis and her vision for HIV in the future at Terrence Higgins Trust’s 2016 World AIDS Day reception at the House of Lords.

Lizzie Jordan

Friday 09 December 2016

Running races, film screenings and shaving off some beards – World AIDS Day 2016

We’d like to thank everyone who fundraised for us this year for making this World AIDS Day so amazing. Charlotte Byrne, Community Fundraising Assistant, looks back at what our supporters got up to.

Beard Aid participants

Thursday 01 December 2016

MPs say people living with HIV face a 'postcode lottery' in accessing vital HIV support services

On World AIDS Day, our Head of Policy Debbie Laycock looks at a new parliamentary report on the closure of HIV support services.

Stop the Cuts

Thursday 01 December 2016

What happened when we showed the AIDS ‘tombstones’ advert in 2016

In 1986, a bold government ad campaign got the nation talking about HIV and AIDS. The advertisement, featuring the words ‘AIDS: Don’t Die of Ignorance’ etched onto a tombstone, aimed to shock – and it almost certainly saved lives.

screenshot of Tombstone images

Wednesday 30 November 2016

We must never forget, and never give up the fight against HIV, says Stephen Fry ahead of World AIDS Day.

Stephen Fry, Graham Norton and Wayne Sleep are backing Terrence Higgins Trust’s #ItsNotOver campaign for World AIDS Day, urging the public to wear a red ribbon on Thursday 1 December.

Stephen Fry

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Getting ready for World AIDS Day Parliamentary Reception

The reception brings together MPs, peers and people living with HIV.

Alex Phillips

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Government fails to make SRE statutory in all schools

One in seven young people in school are still not receiving SRE.

SRE end the silence campaign logo

Thursday 24 November 2016

British Sign Language films for National HIV Testing Week

The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth is delighted to have worked with Terrence Higgins Trust to make important information on HIV available in British Sign Language (BSL). A series of videos have been made in preparation for National HIV Testing Week aimed at improving understanding of the conditions among the deaf community.

woman signing