It's A Sin has been leading a national conversation about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and what is happening with HIV today.
Established in 1982 after the death of Terry Higgins, one of the first people to die of an AIDS-related illness, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the leading HIV and sexual health charity both supporting people living with HIV and campaigning for change.
More recently in 2019 THT, with their friends at National AIDS Trust and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, has launched the HIV Commission, off the back of Matt Hancock committing England to ending new cases of HIV by 2030, and issued its final report on 1 December 2020, World AIDS Day.
The speaker Richard Angell is Campaigns Director, Terrence Higgins Trust, formerly Head of Policy and Public Affairs. In the talk, Richard Angell will cover:
- What is the importance of It’s A Sin and how does it differ from Russell T Davies’ earlier work like Queer As Folk?
- What has changed, and what has not changed about HIV since the days of It’s A Sin?
- Where and how was THT represented in the HIV journey in the UK?
- It's A Sin was a time of despair, is there hope now?
12:00 - 13:00 (GMT)