Activism and the Future of HIV in Scotland
From Robbie Court
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 looked 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 included:
Christopher Ward, Waverley Care
Alastair Hudson, CEO of HIV Scotland
Our Story Scotland
Professor Roy Robertson
The event was 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.
You can get more info or contact the Staff Pride Network via:
Disabled Staff Network: https://www.ed.ac.uk/equality-diversity/edi-groups/disabled-staff-network
DSN Twitter: https://twitter.com/dsn_edi
Waverley Care: https://www.waverleycare.org/
HIV Scotland: https://www.hiv.scot/