What’s Going On in November at LASS?

During November, we’ll be building up our events and activities leading towards World AIDS day on 1st December.

The theme for World AIDS Day this year is “Getting to Zero – zero new HIV infections; zero discrimination; zero AIDS related deaths.’

Our World AIDS day campaign has the focus for people to be positive about their HIV status. Once we all know and take responsibility for our HIV status, negative or positive, there will be a significant reduction in new HIV infections  and we will get closer to the goal – Getting to zero.

The UNAIDS strategy aims to advance global progress in achieving country set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development goals by 2015.  You can learn more about the strategy from this link.

We are promoting HIV testing, in particular during the Health Protection England National HIV Testing week which is 22nd to 29th November.  Our HIV testing service will be available at a range of outreach settings during this week including University of Leicester, some clubs and bars.

You can contact us if you would like a World AIDS day information pack and red ribbons, please call us on 0116 2559995 or email our sexual health team: sexualhealth@lass.org.uk

Would you like to get involved? – Here’s what we’re doing…

World AIDS day Fashion design competition

Entrants can design any piece of clothing to promote World AIDS day or Chlamydia Testing. The top design for each promotion will receive a prize of £50.  For more information, please contact Denese (Denese@lass.org.uk)

Training: HIV and Belief
Friday 1st November: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Objective: The need for more sessions to discuss HIV and Belief was identified at a workshop in February 2013.   This session will further explore the issues linking HIV & Belief, considering perceptions and experiences of stigma. The session will look at ways of empowering ourselves to understand and challenge HIV & HIV related stigma in the context of different beliefs and faith influences.

Outcomes: Participants will be knowledgeable on the following

  • The importance of living with HIV in the community according to my faith and beliefs without stigma
  • The impact of cultural perspectives and beliefs on HIV/AIDS
  • Stigma
  • The power of medical intervention and prayer
  • The importance of supportive pastoral assistance and knowledge
  • The role of faith and belief in life, include the importance of the pastor/priest / faith leader

Please book using the LASS training booking form (link) and email to training@lass.org.uk.

Community News Café @ LASS Café

Wednesday 6th November: 10.30 – 11.30

Join us for coffee at Regent Road, Leicester (map) as we chat about World AIDS day and what does it mean to you?

 Health Awareness event at LASS

25th November: 11am – 3pm

Information about HIV, Diabetes, healthy hearts, TB and healthy living.

Free testing for Blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, HIV.

HIV awareness and testing at University of Leicester Students Union

26th November: 11 – 3pm

 

LASS @ The Movies

26 – 29th November: various times

A selection of HIV related films will be shown at LASS each day.  We’ll show See the Films poster for more details.

Queen Tribute

29th November: 7.30 pm

Gary Mullen and the Works are performing a Queen Tribute concert at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. We will be there, raising awareness about HIV and World AIDS day. You can get your red ribbon from our stall.

Craft Fair 

30th November: 11am – 3pm

LASS Craft Fair at The Central Baptist Church, Charles Street Leicester. Tables are £13 each if you want to come along and sell your crafts.

Women’s Event

30th November: 4pm – 7pm

Empowering Women event at Central Baptist Church, Charles Street Leicester – with a selection of speakers. Free entry

 WORLD AIDS DAY – 1st December

World AIDS Day Music Extravaganza at the Shed

From 4pm to 10pm.

The event starts with the judging of the World AIDS day fashion design competition – remember there is a £50 prize for the first prize.

The music line up includes The Harridons, Tony Jones, Small Blue Dot, LASS’s own Status Unknown, Multimorph, George Sandersun, Hot Lixx, Kenny Wilson, Rosa Leigh, Ian Derbyshire Band, Agonal Trace, Ash Mammal.

Tickets £3 advance purchase (from LASS or The Shed, Yeoman Street) or £5 on the door.

We are setting up a range of events and activities with groups and communities across the city and county.  If you would like us to visit for an event or session let us know. sexualhealth@lass.org.uk

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