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Throughout the year we put on a huge range of events, from awareness raising to campaigning, fundraising to direct action. To find out about local and national events happening in your area check out our interactive calendar.
Our National Campaign Tour
Each year the Student Stop AIDS Campaign brings the voices of young people affected by HIV or AIDS from across the world to the UK. It is an opportunity to hear the real stories behind the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
There are few things as powerful as hearing a young woman stand before you and talk quietly but steadily about the death of her parents from AIDS. Or a young man talking about the moment the doctor took him to one side and told him his HIV test result was positive. Hearing about the stinging words of stigma from the person who had to endure them; or the injustice of treatment coverage from one lucky enough to receive it, brings the human reality of the AIDS pandemic very sharply into focus.
As well as visiting Student Stop AIDS Societies and groups around the country, educating and inspiring the young people, the speakers also visit the Houses of Parliament and the Department for International Development (DFID) to share their experiences.
In 2011 we visited 18 universities across the UK with two incredible speakers Mohammed from the Gambia, and Lea from the UK – speaking to a total of 815 people. We also carried out loads of campaigning activities on campuses and in towns as we went, collecting a total of 8034 petitions along the way! Find out more about this year’s tour here.
In 2010 Bonani, Esnart and George travelled across the length of the UK giving their insight into the reality of living with HIV, the effect it has on communities and families, and the ongoing challenges the pandemic presents. Find out more about their stories and our event in DFID here.
The next campaign tour will take place in February 2013.