Global Health Academy

Marking World Aids Day on December 1st 2013

HIV, Human Rights and Development Seminar


HIV, Human Rights and Development Seminar

November 28th 2013

An opportunity to celebrate World AIDS Day (1 December), Human Rights Day (10 December) and International Migrants Day (18 December) with three leading speakers from the field of HIV/AIDS, Human Rights and Migration.

Seminar speakers:- Jim Eadie, MSP (Chair) Professor Lesley Doyal, Centre for Health and Social Care, University of Bristol Duncan Wilson, Head of Strategy and Legal, Scottish Human Rights Commission Roumyana Petrova-Benedict, Senior Regional Migration Health Advisor, International Migration Organisation, Brussels

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

December 1st 2013

Academy Award nominated documentary from David France, which chronicles the history of two pioneering coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

The screening will be followed by an insightful panel discussion with:

Roy Kilpatrick - ScotFreeHIV

Derek Ogg - QC founder of Scottish AIDS Monitor

Brian West - Chair of the European Aids Treatment Group

Mandy Floyd - AIDS Activist & woman living with HIV

HIV/AIDS: into the third decade

1981 saw the first description of AIDS cases in the USA. There are now over 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK and around 34 million people worldwide. In 2011, an estimated 1.7 million people worldwide died from HIV related causes.........

HIV/AIDS: into the third decade

There are many initiatives worldwide that mark World Aids Day, below is just some of these taking place across the Lothians.

Lothian Initiatives for World Aids Day

Related Links

HIV, Human Rights and Development Network