Published On: Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 on 7:33 pm

Bradford Academy students design poster to raise HIV awareness

Bradford Academy HIV PosterPupils from Bradford Academy have taken part in a competition to design a poster for World Aids Day.

The winning poster was created by Year 9 pupils Melissa, Amy, Aimee, Fariha, Sana and Humaira and their efforts were recognised at a school presentation on 25 November.

Their winning design was chosen amongst at least 60 other posters submitted by around 200 students in their year.

It displays information about what HIV is, how it can be passed on and quotes on tackling prejudice.

Health specialist Nicola Hawkins, who works on a relationship and sex education programme named Your Choice, said: “There’s a lot of myths around HIV and we want to dispel them.

“A lot of young people don’t know what HIV is, yet they know what AIDS are. So we thought it would be a really good idea to do a poster competition. The whole of Year 9 got involved.”

The winning poster will be displayed in schools and healthcare settings across the district.

Bradford Academy HIV Poster

As part of National HIV Testing Week, events and activities will take place in Bradford’s City Park and the City Library on 29 November.

The HALE bus will also be City Park offering health information and advice. Anyone wanting to be tested for HIV can also have a quick and simple test in a discreet temporary clinic.

More photographs were taken by our photographer/reporter. They will be available to view and buy here.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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