Thursday, 6 October 2011

Thursday, 6th October - Terrence Higgins Trust

The radio often keeps me company while I work and today's Woman's Hour on Radio 4 set me thinking with the upshot that today's charity is the Terrence Higgins Trust where I made a simple online donation here:

Every 77 minutes, somebody in the UK is diagnosed with HIV. THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since.

The Terry Higgins Trust was established as a charity in 1982.

Terry Higgins was one of the first people in the UK to die with AIDS. A group of his friends wanted to prevent more people having to face the same illness as Terry. So they named the Trust after him, hoping to personalise and humanise AIDS in a very public way.

We look at the problem of undetected HIV amongst various groups including older women

Please make a note of World AIDS Day on 1 December

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