ACT UP LONDON WORLD AIDS DAY 2016 Events ARE YOU OVER AIDS ‘COS AIDS IS NOT OVER 1. The Glory – Tuesday 29th November 8pm – 8as, 281 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AS – sign up to the facebook event page here ‘How to Survive A Plague’ (2012, 109 mins) screening followed by a screening of ‘29 Years‘ (2016, 14 mins) followed by ‘creative direct action’ Q+A … Continue reading ‘ARE YOU OVER AIDS ‘COS AIDS IS NOT OVER’ – ACT UP LONDON WORLD AIDS DAY 2016 Events
Friday 29th January 6.30-9pm – ‘Club Room’ (which is upstairs and immediately on the right) Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ – nearest tube station is Waterloo or Southwark – fully wheelchair accessible. Text Danny on 07725402263 if you get lost. All details at http://www.actuplondon.wordpress.com HIV activism Press Training – hosted by Positively UK and ACT UP LONDON – Facebook page click here … Continue reading Apply here – HIV activism Press Training – hosted by Positively UK and ACT UP LONDON
Friday 15th January 6.30-9pm – ‘Positively UK’ – 345 City Road London EC1V 1LR – (nearest tube – Angel) – text dan on 07717811747 if you get lost! The Politics of intersectional HIV activism – all injustices are connected! All details at http://www.actuplondon.wordpress.com – Facebook event page click here A forum on intersectional activism to create effective HIV / AIDS activism ‘Perverts!’ ‘Lepers!’ ‘You brought … Continue reading Apply Here – Friday 15th January 6.30-9pm – The Politics of intersectional HIV activism – all injustices are connected!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ART, AIDS AND ACTIVISM AIDSTRAVAGANZA LAUNCH, THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER 2015 In the weeks leading up to World AIDS Day 2015, ACT UP London (1) have been reaching out to artists in the city and beyond, to integrate new designs and visual subversion into the contemporary fight against HIV. In the past year in London, ACT UP LONDON have occupied the front … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ART, AIDS AND ACTIVISM AIDSTRAVAGANZA LAUNCH, THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER 2015
It’s Tuesday 1st December 2015. I’m staggering across a small stage in east London, blinded by a spotlight, doused in glitter, confetti and silly string, my grazed knee bleeding through my fishnets, with two Christmas baubles shoved down the front of my leopard print boxer shorts. Around, beneath and on top of me, a melee of men, women, and ‘not applicable’, swathed in sequins, lycra, faux … Continue reading ‘What Am I Doing Here?’ Reflections on HIV / HEPC Blind Date – World AIDS Day Special – by Dani Singer
‘HIV transmissions reach new record levels’ Health Protection England 2015 ‘(HEPC / HIV / Cancer) Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight’ New York Times, September 2015 ‘PREP (Pre-Exposure Phrophylaxis – a pill you can take if you are at risk of getting HIV) isn’t freely available on the NHS.’ www.iwantprepnow.co.uk “Revealed: Nigel Farage planned Aids comment as part of ‘shock and awful’ TV debate strategy” … Continue reading HIV HEPC Blind Date – World AIDS Special – Contestant Call – Out – register interest by 19.11.15
For Immediate Release – Tuesday 13th October 2015 Launch of anti-austerity ‘HIV Blind Date’ in East London Cilla Black’s spirit lives on! ‘HIV Blind Date’ launches on Wednesday 14th October 2015 (1) in response to the threats to the National Health Service (NHS) and rising HIV+ transmission levels in London (2). As a result of the rising diagnosis of HIV transmission in many of Britain’s demographics including … Continue reading For Immediate Release – Tuesday 13th October 2015 – Launch of anti-austerity ‘HIV Blind Date’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 30th September 2015 ACT UP LONDON launches ‘We Are Still Angry’: a network committed to confrontational activism against cuts to HIV services A sold-out event tonight will host the HIV direct action group ‘Aids Coalition To Unleash Power’ (ACT UP LONDON) who, along with a coalition of welfare groups, launch a fierce network of activists committed to creative and confrontational street … Continue reading FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ACT UP LONDON launches ‘We Are Still Angry’
THE PROUD STUDY SHOWS PrEP TO BE 86% EFFECTIVE The PROUD Study, which was launched in 2012, and included 545 gay and other men who have sex with men, who reported having had anal sex without a condom in the previous 3 months were given PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), commonly known as the drug TRUVADA to prevent new HIV infections. The study has shown figures of 86% protection from HIV by … Continue reading The PROUD Study proves PrEP to be 86% effective + PrEP Q&A
ACTUP London’s Official Statement on Access to PrEP in the UK: PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is an extremely effective way to prevent HIV, especially for those who do not always use condoms. It has been available in the US since 2012 and it works when taken correctly. With over 6,000 HIV diagnoses every year in the UK, PrEP must be made available on the NHS immediately. PrEP … Continue reading PrEP WORKS. WE NEED IT NOW.