Mayor to speak at Lancaster World AIDS Day event

An event will be held in Lancaster to mark World AIDS Day.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:26 am
Councillor Robert Redfern, mayor of Lancaster, will speak at the event.

Organised by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transexual (LGBT) charity Out In The Bay, the event on Thursday, December 1 will begin with a service at Lancaster Priory Church at 7pm.

Guest speakers include Robert Redfern, mayor of Lancaster.

The event will continue with a celebration at D2bar on Church Street starting at 8pm.

Tickets cost £5 and can be bought in advance or on the door.

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AIDS FACTS

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a syndrome caused by the HIV virus.

It is when a person’s immune system is too weak to fight off many infections, and develops when the HIV infection is very advanced.

This is the last stage of HIV infection where the body can no longer defend itself and may develop various diseases, infections and if left untreated, death.

There is currently no cure for HIV or AIDS. However, with the right treatment and support, people can live long and healthy lives with HIV.