The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to support World Aids day at Sunday’s game versus the Belfast Giants, face off 5.00pm and tickets can be bought HERE!
Leading HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland will be holding a fundraising event at Dundee Ice Arena on Sunday 1st December to mark World AIDS Day 2019 and as a show of support all Stars players and staff will be wearing red ribbons at the game.
World AIDS Day is an international day to remember the lives lost during the last four decades of the HIV epidemic but also a time to step up efforts to stop HIV once and for all.
Scientific progress in HIV now means that an HIV diagnosis is no longer a death sentence, Thanks to effective HIV treatment, people living with the virus are able to live a normal and healthy life, and cannot pass the virus on.
An estimated 5484 people are living with HIV across Scotland. In 2018 new diagnoses fell by 6% across the UK but progress is stalling compared to previous years. Statistics from Public Health Scotland suggest that 9% of people living with HIV are unaware of their status.
Julie Ringsell from the Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland commented;
“This World AIDS Day, Terrence Higgins Trust is calling for ZeroHIV which focuses on ending new HIV transmissions and ending HIV stigma, We encourage you to wear your red ribbon to stand with people all over the world by remembering those who have lost their lives to the epidemic. Please support us at Sunday night’s game, thank you.”