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Listen to us on BBC Radio today

Hi all,

We were on BBC radio today talking about the increase in HIV diagnosis rates in the over 50’s To listen to us again click here BBC H & W  (we are on from 1.08.59)

You can also read about this issue in an article featuring the Crescent in the Daily Mail click here Daily Mail 270917

More to follow shortly, thanks as ever for your support,

The Crescent team

 

 

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Listen to our member Blessing on BBC 3 Counties today

Hi all,

Listen to our member Blessing today on the BBC3 Counties programme “Shrink Wrapped” talking about her diagnosis and the subsequent diagnosis of her youngest daughter following the collapse of her marriage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02c9w79 We are on from 34 mins, following the interview with Blessing we talk about late diagnosis and the need to get tested regularly to avoid passing on the virus and of course harming your own health.

Don’t forget our Stand Tall Get Snapped Exhibition is still open at the North Transept of St Albans Cathedral until 05 December and we will be in the St Albans Market tomorrow for World Aids Day plus a street collection throughout the City too. At the Christmas cabin you can enter a raffle to win a 40″ TV as well as a host of other amazing prizes too.

There is also a free live music event at the Clock Tower in St Albans on Saturday 06 December from 11 to 4pm featuring a host of live bands to raise funds for us too.

Hope to see you at one of the events, help us keep helping Blessing and her family as they continue to live with HIV

Thanks as ever for your amazing support

The Crescent Team

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BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire – Annie Othen Show

Hi All

Rachel appeared on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire this morning talking about HIV and her story, you can listen again on iplayer, Rachel was on from 11.12 ish about an hour and fifteen into today’s show when available on their listen again.

Link to BBC Cov and Warks listen again here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7cm/broadcasts/2014/04

Select the 10th April show and Rachel will be on from around 1 hr 12 mins in from the start.

Thanks for your support as ever,

The Crescent Team

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BBC Radio Humberside – Peter Levy Show From 12.30 – Update 10/04 Listen again

Hi All,

Our Rachel will be on the Peter Levy show on BBC Radio Humberside 95.9FM or 1485AM from 12.30 today 08/04/14, talking about her life with HIV. You can listen live online using BBC Iplayer here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_humberside

Update 10/04/14 – You can now listen again to the interview here for the next 5 days http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vgc1x

Thanks for your support as ever

The Crescent Team

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BBC Bans Graham Norton Wearing Red Ribbon For World Aids Day

Dear all,

Newspaper reports today suggest that the entertainer and presenter Graham Norton was banned by the BBC from wearing a red ribbon on his TV show last week (29th November), even though all his guests were able to do so.

If this an accurate representation of the facts then shame on you BBC. The hardest part of dealing with the HIV epidemic is making the issue visible to the wider public. The red ribbon not only highlights awareness of HIV and those living with it, but also reminds us of all those we have lost to the condition. It has been a symbol that has been internationally recognised since 1991.

It is a symbol of hope and remembrance, and for the BBC to ban the wearing of the ribbon by people presenting their programmes is beyond belief.

An explanation of how the red ribbon came to be the symbol for HIV awareness and support can be found on the National Aids Trust Site, a link is below;

http://www.worldaidsday.org/the-red-ribbon.php

Links to some of the articles today are below;

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/10505255/Graham-Norton-rapped-by-BBC-bosses-for-wearing-Aids-ribbon-on-his-show.html?fb

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25317116

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/dec/10/graham-norton-bbc-aids-ribbon-jeremy-clarkson

This sends completely the wrong message and it is high time the BBC realised that this is not an acceptable response. Such action undermines the progress made by all HIV support and education services in overcoming stigma and raising awareness.

Moreover, is an insult to those living with the condition, and to the memory of those lost as a result of it.

Good on you Mr Norton for refusing to be told not to wear the ribbon on your show, we salute you!

Time to think again BBC.

The Crescent Team

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BBC 3 Counties Radio Updated !! now on from 6.45 am

Hi All,

We will be appearing on BBC3 Counties radio Breakfast Show tomorrow, (Friday 14th) please do tune in after 6.30am if you can. If you are unable to at that time it will be available on the BBC Iplayer for a further 7 days to listen again.

Here is a link to BBC 3 Counties site; http://www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio/programmes

The Breakfast show hosted by Iain Lee and is on from 6am to 9am every weekday.

Best wishes

The Crescent team

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