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We Were Always Here
Wednesday, 22 June
As we move into the 2000's, the demographic of HIV is changing as are the policies surrounding treatment. At an International medical trail, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is found to be highly effective for treating people with HIV, reducing the risk of infection from sex by about 99% when taken as prescribed. It was a breakthrough and it was assumed by many that PrEP would be rolled out by the NHS. But it wasn't going to be that simple. The thread of activism that runs through the last decade is reminiscent of the early 80's and 90's and a reminder that the fight to end HIV still very much includes the fight to end stigma.
We Were Always Here is produced and sound designed by Hana Walker-Brown
This is a Broccoli Production.
If you have been affected by the themes in this episode a list of resources and helplines can be found below:
The Love Tank
The Love Tank is a not-for-profit community interest community (CIC) that promotes health and wellbeing of under served communities through education, capacity building + research.
The Sophia Forum
The Sophia Forum promotes and advocates for the rights, health, welfare and dignity of women living with HIV through research, raising awareness and influencing policy.
Body and Soul Charity
Tel: 020 7923 6880
Body & Soul is a pioneering UK charity dedicated to transforming the lives of children, teenagers and families living with, or affected by HIV.
Terrence Higgins Trust
Helpline: 0808 802 1221
Offers free and confidential services for people with HIV and AIDS, including specialist advice and representation on welfare rights, housing and legal matters, practical help and befriending. See website for local centres.
Tel: 020 7713 0444
We are here to help all individuals living with HIV in the UK to live well. From diagnosis and starting treatment to talking about your HIV with others, your relationships, and employment options, Positively UK will support you to manage all aspects of your HIV and help you to achieve the best for your physical and emotional well-being. Our front-line staff and volunteers are themselves living with HIV and have first-hand experience of the issues you may face.
The National AIDS Trust
NAT is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. We provide fresh thinking, expert advice and practical resources. We campaign for change.
CHIVA (Children’s HIV Association)
CHIVA work with professionals to provide the best possible care and services for children, young people and families living with HIV, as well as working with parents to provide information to support them in the issues HIV presents within the family. They also work with young people living with HIV through a youth committee and consultations to ensure they are provided with the information they need and that their voices are heard throughout their work and in the wider community.
Information, news and resources for people with HIV and AIDS, comprehens
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