Last week we held our inaugural educational forum about the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s and 1990s. Titled “The Forgotten History of the AIDS Pandemic” it was aimed at teachers, students or anyone with an interest in the history and impact of the pandemic. It marked the launch of our educational resource ‘Hidden History of HIV’.
We are extremely grateful to our speakers, who by sharing their stories will help to tackle the stigma that still surrounds being HIV positive today.
- Chris Sandford, Chair
- Winnie Sseruma
- Garry Brough
- Prof Jane Anderson
- Amanda Mammadova
- Dr Jason Jones
- Bruno de Jongh
We also shared footage and photos from our archive to bring the past alive for an audience who, thankfully, may struggle to imagine what life was like for a person living with HIV 40 years ago.
We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response to the session. We have long believed that the history of the HIV pandemic should feature more prominently in education and the feedback we have received confirms this.