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Charity launches ‘Positive Radio’ for people living with HIV

Nick Duffy November 28, 2014
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A Manchester charity has launched an radio station for people who are living with HIV.

George’s House Trust – which supports people living with or affected by HIV in the North West – will launch the online station on Monday, to mark World AIDS day.

Positive Radio, which will run for two weeks, includes hundreds of hours of content and programming designed for people living with HIV.

A statement said: “Positive Radio is a project working in collaboration with service users from George House Trust.

“Running for two weeks, Positive Radio will contain hundreds of pre-recorded radio programmes that have been produced in Greater Manchester.

“Service users from GHT have shared their own thoughts on many subjects, ranging from discrimination to stigma as well as their own personal thoughts.”

“We are launching midday on 1st December with a series of interviews and shows.”

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said earlier this week that “much more needs to be done” when it comes to tackling HIV in Britain.

The Labour MP said: “Much more needs to be done to tackle HIV in this country

“Everything from awareness around prevention, to early diagnosis, treatment and care. A key part of the solution lies in collaboration across stakeholder groups, nationally and locally.”

At Wednesday’s PMQs, David Cameron gave his backing to National HIV Testing Week.

Figures released last week from Public Health England showed 3,250 gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with HIV last year – the highest ever figure.

 

Yesterday, Terrence Higgins Trust busted six myths about HIV.

Positive radio will be available online at https://www.ght.org.uk/positiveradiolisten

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