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Jim Allen:
My partner and I were planning to travel to Dublin tonight to take pictures of the building lit up in red, however, it's pissing down with rain so we're giving it a miss and eating a curry instead  ;D

Unlike other years we are not doing any fundraising efforts this year what with the covid situation here and the current issues...

Anyone else doing anything for World AIDS Day?

Bucklandbury:
I am going to watch this little film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phoi8uKs14w

and eat one of these "pan bang" cookies my partner made:

J.R.E.:


 :'(  Hardly a mention here of World Aids Day. I never heard a mention of it on the news. I had 2 emails in my email box remembering it. We went to the bar today, not a word mentioned.

As far as this area, they were doing HIV and STD testing  in Tampa, and at a place over here in St. Petersburg.

I lit tee light candles yesterday in remembrance, of those that I knew, that have passed. I used tee light candle holders, that we used at the AMG gathering in 2012.

I guess the news these days, is so overwhelming on other issues,...  :-[

Ray

Jim Allen:

--- Quote from: J.R.E. on December 02, 2021, 12:50:14 am ---
 :'(  Hardly a mention here of World Aids Day. I never heard a mention of it on the news. I had 2 emails in my email box remembering it. We went to the bar today, not a word mentioned.

As far as this area, they were doing HIV and STD testing  in Tampa, and at a place over here in St. Petersburg.

I lit tee light candles yesterday in remembrance, of those that I knew, that have passed. I used tee light candle holders, that we used at the AMG gathering in 2012.

I guess the news these days, is so overwhelming on other issues,...  :-[

Ray

--- End quote ---

Sorry to hear that, a similar story here.

We did have some radio and media attention. I listened to breakfast radio that had an interview with Panti talking about HIV and how treatment today for Panti already is like a function cure but that not everyone's experience. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panti

However, the COVID rule changes were announced the night before and this kinda understandably dominated the media here. :(

I did have a few sessions one-to-one with people looking for support on zoom but that was about it for me this year. There is also a Living with exhibition photography expedition in Dublin running until the 10th however, I have not attended due to the covid spike.

lost_boy:
I think a nice curry for World AIDS Day is a great idea, actually!  :D

My office had some people dress up in sponsored fancy dress. It was pretty silly, but a good way to get people talking. I also donated some cash to THT and a few other charities who've helped me and others I know.

I did see the newscasters on BBC and others wear the red ribbon. I just think unless it lands on a "big anniversary" like 5 or 10 year, it's harder for publicity. There was quite a lot of Freddie Mercury memorials around the same time. But I still find a lot of those tend to skirt over the more difficult part of the conversation, about how he was treated by society. It's still very shocking.

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