We are Pete (Ravishing rainbow wig), Lewis (fabulous fake tan) and Liam (gawjus gold hot pants).
East London has a much higher rate of HIV diagnosis than the national average. And despite the massive advances made in HIV treatment, several key issues still affect those living with HIV. Issues include mental health problems, financial hardship and social isolation. This World AIDS Day, we are taking part in the 10k RED RUN in Victoria Park, London in order to raise money for Positive East.
For the last 28 years, Positive East has supported people in Hackney from the point of HIV diagnosis to longer term. Every year, the charity supports over 2000 people with counselling sessions, support groups, a telephone advice line and a health and wellbeing programme. A further 2000 people also access free HIV/STI testing in the community via the charity.
Unfortunately the HIV and sexual health sector is facing funding cuts every year. More than ever, Positive East is relying on the generosity of the local community in order to carry out its vital work.
So dig deep and come cheer on the trio as we make it to the finish! Though we'll likely not be finishing together as Lewis thinks he's Paula Radcliffe and says he's too fast to run with us...
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