Youth Stop AIDS Speaker tour makes its final stop at Sussex University

The tour last year provided powerful accounts and experience of what living with HIV/AIDS is like.

On the 28th of February, the Youth Stop AIDS speaker tour company will be coming to Sussex University; not only the final stop, but possibly the most prominent due to the high number of cases of HIV/AIDs within Brighton’s thriving LGBT community.
The Brighton and Hove council website states: “Brighton & Hove has a high rate of HIV, the highest rate of HIV outside of London. Men who have sex with men remain at greatest risk of acquiring HIV within the UK with no evidence of declining infections in this group.”
Hosted by the Sussex Youth Stop AIDS Society, the event promises to provide the audience with a variety of speakers, all suffering with HIV & AIDS, to tell their account of what living with HIV/AIDS is like, and how to take action. According to the Youth Stop AIDS tour website:
“This year we are joined by a record five young speakers from the UK, Uganda, South Africa and Congo each with their own unique perspective on what it’s like to live with HIV.
“From a British-Congolese Beauty Queen to a participant on Channel 4’s First Dates, who took action after he was forced to disclose his status – the tour promises to give a platform to so many inspirational stories.”
Tickets are available via the Eventbrite website and the talk will take place on Tuesday the 28th of February between 6 and 9pm in the Jubilee Lecture Theatre. The talk hopes to inspire activism and change in young people; reducing the stigma and increasing discussion of HIV and AIDS within the Brighton community.