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Activism and the Future of HIV in Scotland

The University of Edinburgh’s Staff Pride Network, Disabled Staff Network and BioQuarter LGBT+ Staff Committee invite you to join our panel discussion on the history of HIV/AIDS activism in Scotland and the future to Zero HIV, this LGBT History Month.

In the wake of the TV Show “It’s a Sin”, which has been the most streamed show in Channel 4’s history, a lot of people have shown an increased interest in the history of HIV and AIDS. Scotland has a very particular story, as somewhere that had a unique response to the crisis and due to Edinburgh being known as “the AIDS capital of Europe”.

In this event we will look at both the history of HIV and AIDS in Scotland and the future for treatment and possible eradication in Scotland and the wider world. Our panel will include:

  • Christopher Ward, Waverley Care
  • Alastair Hudson, CEO of HIV Scotland
  • Lukas Engelmann, Historian of Medicine and Epidemiology at University of Edinburgh
  • Our Story Scotland
  • Professor Roy Robertson, Professor of Addiction Medicine in the University of Edinburgh Usher Institute

The event will be chaired by Siobhán Carroll, a writer from Edinburgh, who is Co-convenor of the Disabled Staff Network and an Events Officer with the Staff Pride Network at the University of Edinburgh.

  • Date & time

    • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    • 18:00 to 19:30
  • Tickets

    FREE tickets via Eventbrite.

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