Tag Archives: AIDS

World AIDS Day: the Red Ribbon

The Red Ribbon is synonymous with raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, and those living with the disease. The ribbon was designed by the New York based Visual AIDS Artists’ Caucus in 1991 as a symbol to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS. It was … Continue reading

Documenting a Crisis: AIDS campaign archives

LSHTM Archives at the AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival 2018 On Monday 2nd July, the Archives Service took part in the Beat the Bugs event at the Royal College of Nursing. This was one of the first events of the … Continue reading

Remembering the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign

Remembering and thinking critically about the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign An ‘It’s more complicated than that’ blog post In 1986 the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) launched the AIDS-education campaign, ‘Don’t aid AIDS’, often recollected as the … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2017: HIV/AIDS Archives Collection

Today is World AIDS, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, and to commemorate all those who have fallen victim to the disease. The LSHTM Archives have a number of collections that focus on HIV/AIDS, whether it’s … Continue reading

“Stop treating HIV like a wound – the bandage doesn’t work” (Masedi, 23, Botswana): Listening to young people and changing narratives around HIV/AIDS

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) World AIDS Day 2017 This World AIDS Day 2017, there is significant progress to celebrate as UNAIDS figures suggest that almost 21 million people living … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2017

This Friday (1st December) is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for everyone to unite in the fight against HIV.  The day seeks to end isolation, stigma, and HIV transmission. More information on World AIDS Day is available here and by following … Continue reading

World AIDS Day 2016: reasons to hope?

By Jamie Enoch (Research Assistant in AIDS Policy, LSHTM) Has 2016 been one of the worst years in history? Whatever your take on the overall state of the world, there is room to approach World AIDS Day with cautious optimism. … Continue reading

The US election results and the fragility of global HIV control initiatives

By Richard Coker and Mishal Khan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) The recent election of Donald Trump has cast a dark cloud of uncertainty over the United States’ role in international development, and for HIV/AIDS, has thrown the … Continue reading

World AIDS Day: AIDS Social History Programme

To mark World AIDS Day, we are profiling some of the School’s HIV and AIDS collections which are available for the research community to access. The AIDS Social History Programme collection was created as a documentary archive for the project … Continue reading

What can we do now to end the HIV-AIDS epidemic?

By Vishnu Shankar (Stanford University) With over 36.9 million individuals globally living with HIV-AIDS and an estimated 35 million people dead since the start of the epidemic, what will it take to have an AIDS-free generation? Last month, the United … Continue reading