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Positive East Q&A with Lord Fowler

lord fowlerAIDS – Don't Die Of Prejudice is a special Q&A event being held on Thursday 31 July at Positive East in London's East End. The discussion will feature Lord Fowler [pictured], the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Security in the UK in the 1980's during the Thatcher-led Conservative Government. Lord Fowler was the politician responsible for the 'Don't Die of Ignorance' campaign.

lord fowler bookThere were an estimated 35 million people living with HIV in the world in 2012 (UNAIDS, 2013), with 2.3 million new infections and 1.6 million deaths of people with AIDS defining illnesses. 18 million people don't know they are infected, endangering themselves and others. They represent a public health challenge affecting every country in the world.
Since his time in Government, Lord Fowler has spent recent years traveling the globe to report on the position today with regards to HIV awareness and how best governments can best take action to decrease the spread of the disease.

The Q&A takes place at 6pm (for 6.30pm start) on Thursday 31 July, and is free to attend. Positive East is at 159 Mile End Road, London E1 4AQ. www.positiveeast.org.uk

Posted: 10 July 2014

 

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