36 Years Of HIV Support

36 YEARS OF HIV SUPPORT AND SMASHING STIGMA

 

It's been 36 years since six gay HIV activists founded Manchester AIDs-line, which later became George House Trust. Made up of members of the LGBT+ community and allies, the AIDSline offered support and advice to people affected by AIDS.

 

It was one of only a handful of services across the entire country that provided much-needed support, advice, and solidarity at a time where it wasn’t available anywhere else. More recently, the transcriptions from AIDSline phone calls were used in our patron Russell T. Davies' hit TV show 'It's A Sin". 

 

Since that day, 7th July 1985, HIV has changed. Living with HIV has changed.

 

Effective medication now means people living with HIV cannot pass HIV on to sexual partners - known as Undetectable = Untransmissable or U=U. There have been revolutionary medical developments like PeP and PrEP which prevent HIV. 

 

Join us in commemorating these milestones and acheivements, whilst helping us to provide services, to newly diagnosed people as well as people who've been living with HIV for some time - and support them to live with HIV healthily and confidently:

 

Support us here or text MANCAIDS to 70085 to donate £3.

 

Whilst much about HIV has changed for the better, one major challenge still exists and that’s the impact of stigma and discrimination which hasn’t kept pace with the medical advances.

 

We firmly believe that HIV stigma is fuelled by the fear of HIV transmission and the U=U campaign is potentially one of the most powerful ways in which HIV stigma will be defeated.

 

Support us here or text MANCAIDS to 70085 to donate £3.

 

If you are living with HIV, you can find out more about our services and support here.

 

On this anniversary, we would like to thank everyone who made a difference and who continues to make a difference to the lives of people living with HIV. All of our progress is down to the heroic efforts of many people and we’re grateful to every one of you, past, present and future.

 

Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MANCAIDSNOINFO to 70085.

 

Tuesday, 1 June, 2021

Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk