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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

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Making It Starts With Me speak (or talking to an inanimate object about sex)

We’re always looking for new ways to let people know about the importance of HIV testing. Here’s the latest innovation from our It Starts With Me campaign: advising people when to test for HIV through voice recognition.

One of our staff with Amazon Echo

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Parliamentarians take public HIV tests for National HIV Testing Week

Members of Parliament and Welsh Assembly Members have taken live HIV tests in an effort to encourage more local people to test for the virus this National HIV Testing Week.

Simon Kirby MP HIV test

Monday 14 November 2016

Why I wear my red ribbon on World AIDS Day

This is why Ian, Clara, Warren and Sarah from Terrence Higgins Trust proudly wear their red ribbon to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December.

Ian Green

Wednesday 09 November 2016

'Terrence Higgins Trust saved my friend’s life when he was at his lowest point'

Steph ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon to celebrate all that her best friend has achieved since his diagnosis - and to raise money to help more people like him.

Steph's running vest

Thursday 03 November 2016

UK AIDS Memorial Quilt to go on display for first time in 20 years

The UK quilt will be displayed first at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 23 November.

UK AIDS Memorial Quilt section