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World AIDS Day

Many thanks to everyone who helped to raise awareness of HIV and reduce stigma towards people living with or affected by HIV in Cheshire. Special thanks to Barclays Bank, Macclesfield Pride and Stage Artz UK for raising money that will help to support our volunteers providing counselling and support. Special thanks also to McArthur Glen Outlet (Cheshire Oaks), Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council who distributed information resources through their organisation ensuring their workforce and customers were aware of the day and the impact of HIV in the UK. We would also like to thank Chris Matheson MP who gave us this supportive reflection and call to action around continued sexual health promotion and HIV stigma reduction,

"We have come a long way from the dark days of the 1980s, both in terms of our medical knowledge and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and in leaving behind much of the dreadful stigma attached to the illness, a battle that was not easily won. We still have far to go of course and I send my support to make World Aids Day a success here in Cheshire and across the world as we keep that battle alive and at the forefront of people’s minds."

If you are affected by this article or would like to arrange an HIV test with Body Positive please contact us by calling 01270 653150 or alternatively e-mail




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