World Aids Day 2018
Each year, Glasgow Caledonian University marks World AIDS Day by highlighting HIV testing and the latest research into this area of public health. We invite university staff, students and visitors to take a ribbon and wear it for December to show solidarity with the 37 million people living with HIV around the world (UNAIDS, 2018).
The University’s Chancellor and ambassador for UNAIDS, Dr Lennox, received the Nobel Woman of Peace Award in 2011 for her work on HIV/AIDS prevention and control, especially for women and children. The University has been involved in research into HIV treatment, prevention, care and support services since 2014.
For #GCUWAD18, the GCU Students' Association, joined by Dr Jennifer MacDonald, a Research Fellow with the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Research Group, show their support and encourage staff, students and friends of the university to get tested.
Researchers at GCU have an excellent track record in translating research into evidence-based public health policy and have generated the key evidence in relation to the Scottish Government’s Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework.