The 2008 Stop AIDS Campaign’s Speaker Tour will be coming to Cambridge on October 17th at 2pm in the lecture theatre of the Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College. Young people from Zambia, Uganda, Ireland and the USA will be sharing their experiences of how HIV has affected their lives and how they are fighting to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010. Come along for what promises to be an inspiring set of talks and an incredible chance to get more informed, more involved and more inspired to Unite to Fight HIV/AIDS.
Memory Phiri (21, Zambia) contracted HIV when she was raped as a young girl.
Overcoming discrimination and bullying in the orphanage where she grew up,
Memory has educated herself about the virus and its impact, and has spoken
across Zambia and the world; a powerful voice for the rights of people living
with HIV and the need to tackle the AIDS epidemic.
Aloysious Tembeiza (26) is from Uganda, where he has witnessed first hand the
effect of AIDS on his society. He has worked in rural communities to tackle
stigma and discrimination, building understanding and knowledge of HIV -
particularly amongst the young.
Lolisa Gibson (22, USA) discovered she was born with HIV at the age of 17.
Lolisa decided to make a difference in the world and against her mother’s
advice started to speak openly about her status, becoming a powerful AIDS
activist, sharing her story and pressing for change – including a march across
Alabama for the rights of a three-year-old boy born with HIV.
Kevin Duffy (25, Ireland) is an average young man who happens to be living with
HIV. With the help of close friends and family he is living positively with HIV
and is keen to share his story to help build the understanding and awareness of
other young people.
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