Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is co-ordinating this year’s Glasgow World AIDS Day Service on December 1. This non-religious gathering which has run for the last 15 years, will be held at 7pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, Great Western Road, Glasgow and will be hosted by John Wilkes, Director of the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland.

The service gives local people the opportunity to remember those affected by HIV and AIDS, including those who have died. It will also provide a moment to reflect and time to celebrate the positives like the advances in treatments, which have meant many people with HIV have been able to stay healthy. The service will include personal stories, live music and an update on the HIV/AIDS situation in Scotland, the UK and Africa

Susan Macdonald, National Director for Scotland, Terrence Higgins Trust said “HIV and AIDS have been around for 25 years now and many people have lost partners, family or friends. The treatments available now mean deaths from AIDS related illnesses are rare in the UK, although HIV infection is still on the increase. This is an opportunity for the community to meet together, support each other and remember those who have died and to celebrate those who are living with HIV today.”

St Mary’s is close to Kelvinbridge underground station. The venue has wheelchair access and disabled parking. For further information please call David Cowan on: 0141 332 3838 or e-mail david.cowan@tht.org.uk

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