To celebrate World AIDS DAY Belfast Health and Social Care Trust’s Sexual Health Training Team in association with Belfast Film Festival, will be screening 'How To Survive A Plague' in the Pavilion Bar in Belfast.

‘How to Survive a Plague’ is an astounding untold story of patient activism and innovation — about AIDS survival, not death — which has been overlooked until this important and timely documentary, culled from a trove of never-before-seen archival footage and edited together in verité style to bring the viewer back over two decades to an urgent time of rampant death, political indifference, and amazing resilience.

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health  day, held for the first time in 1988.

Being diagnosed with HIV today means something very different than it did 20 or 30 years ago. HIV is no longer a death sentence. However, people’s attitudes can make living with HIV really hard. Some things from the 1980s and 1990s are worth revisiting, but HIV stigma isn’t one of them. It’s time to end HIV stigma.

HIV STIGMA: NOT RETRO, JUST WRONG (National Aids Trust 2016)

Bring family and friends, help to support those living with HIV and together we can stamp out stigma.

All proceeds from this event will go to the HIV Charity RVH 2Kare Trust.