Terrence Higgins Trust unveils It Starts With Me HIV campaign video
Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has released a short video clip outlining the science behind It It Starts With Me, HIV Prevention England’s new campaign for gay and bisexual men. The clip shows how a combination of testing, treatment and condoms would lead to a significant reduction in HIV transmissions within the gay community.
There is still no cure, but treatment is now better than ever. It can reduce the amount of virus in the body to an undetectable level, so it’s very unlikely to be passed on. The problem is that one in four gay and bisexual men with HIV don’t know they have it yet, so are not on treatment. If everyone gets tested regularly and everyone who needs treatment gets it, we can stop HIV.
Most people get HIV from someone who doesn’t know they have it. That’s why we need to protect ourselves and others. Condoms are the best barrier against HIV And other sexually transmitted infections. Together, testing, treatment and condoms can stop the spread of HIV. Share this video with everyone you know and spread the word. Visit It Starts With Me for lots more information on how you can join the fight to stop HIV.
Disclosure: THT is promoting the It Starts With Me campaign with PinkNews.co.uk over the spring and summer.
Sir Alex signs shirt for HIVsport film winner - 08.10.12
Photography by Effren Sergio Hernandez
Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE, the longest serving manager in the history of Manchester United, signed a 'Man U' football shirt for HIVsport film competion winners, Brian Mjiyakho and Danny Lurie from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The winning short film, 'Goal for Hope' about the leadership opportunities that Grassroot Soccer and organisations like them can provide, was directed by 19 year old Brian as part of his film directing course. His mentor Danny said, 'It is amazing to see how this project has sparked something special in Brian, he now can't walk down the street without recognising potential film opportunities'.
The award certificates and the coveted red shirt was presented by HIVsport Trustee, Alan Irwin who said, 'I've never had one of these, we need to talk afterwards about how much you will take for it!'. Joking aside, the shirt was worn by Brian in the House of Lords throughout the rest of the day's events.
The 'Fact or Fiction?' film and associated education pack, available for use from www.hivsport.org have been produced by HIVsport as part of the Millennium Development Goals Realisation Project, funded by the European Commission’s EuropeAid programme.
Football vs HIV/AIDS Tour 2012: PFA in South Africa - 24.07.12
Footballers headed south to work with African young people
Earlier this summer the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) visited South Africa with the Premier League as part of the 'Football vs HIV/AIDS Tour 2012'. Here local youths from Masiphumelele pose with representatives from the PFA/Premier League in T-shirts designed and produced by HIVsport (funded by EuropeAid through our Millenium Development Goals Realisation Project).
A closer look at the T-shirt design
Designers based the final typographics on football pitch markings and placed HIVsport's 'Badge of Hope' on the front side of the shirt. The final shirt also included the European flag on the reverse side.
The 'Badge of Hope'
HIVsport uses the 'Badge of Hope' to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS and promote sexual health and wellbeing in sport.
HIVsport works in partnership with professional sporting associations, such as the PFA to:
- Create through sport, greater public awareness of the global epidemic of HIVand AIDS
- Provide education and training to people in all roles in sport around HIV and sexual health
- Support sports-related HIV and sexual health education projects.
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