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World AIDS Day 2011 in Argyll & Bute

1 December 2011

World AIDS Day 2011 will soon be upon us!   How will you mark it this year?

In Scotland last year there were 360 new diagnoses of HIV, bringing the total number of people living with the virus to around 5,500.  It’s estimated that 1400 of those are undiagnosed.

Waverley Care provides HIV support, prevention and information services across Argyll & Bute.

Waverley Care have recently developed some new educational resources for use with young people – you can have a look at them here: http://www.waverleycare.org/content/schoolsandyouthresources/195/   As you’ll see, they look at both sexual health and  discrimination, and are set in the context of a fictitious social networking site, FriendPlace.  Worksheets with quiz, lesson materials, factsheets, teacher’s powerpoint slides and fundraising ideas are all downloadable.

Katrina Mitchell of Waverley Care will be available to come to schools and youth settings to run free HIV Awareness workshops in late November and early December – please get in touch with her if you would like to arrange sessions.

She has swathes of red ribbons and Waverley Care tartan red ribbons – she’d be delighted to send them out on request for awareness raising and/or fundraising purposes.  She also has stocks of the HIV Wake-up campaign posters – you can view the set of three posters here:  http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/4216.aspx  She’ll also have the HIV: The Facts small booklets produced by HIV Scotland.  If you would like any posted to you, please ask her.

Katrina Mitchell

Project Worker: Argyll & Bute
Waverley Care
The Renfield Centre
260 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 4JP
mobile    07760 701 308
office      0141 333 9393
fax          0141 331 2322
email     katrina.mitchell@waverleycare.org
www.waverleycare.org
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