AMUK Announces Shortlisted Artists for London’s First Permanent HIV/AIDS Memorial

AIDS Memory UK (AMUK) proudly reveals the artists shortlisted to create London’s first HIV/AIDS memorial.  Anya Gallaccio, Ryan Gander, Harold Offeh, Shahpour Pouyan, and Diana Punter have been shortlisted to help carve out a space for shared remembrance and solidarity, honouring those affected by HIV & AIDS and supporting our continued fight against discrimination through […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Reflects on London’s First HIV/AIDS Memorial

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Mayor Sadiq Khan recently announced funding for London’s national HIV/AIDS memorial, aiming to honour lives lost and combat discrimination associated with the virus.  Planned for delivery by 2026, the memorial prompts critical reflection on the epidemic’s impact and the ongoing fight against stigma.  Khan emphasised progress in transforming HIV while acknowledging persistent challenges. The memorial, […]

Pippa Catterall Takes Up Leadership Role at AIDS Memory UK

AIDS Memory UK (AMUK), an organisation dedicated to commemorating the lives lost to HIV and AIDS, advocating for ongoing awareness and support, has appointed Professor Pippa Catterall PHD as its new Chairperson. “The moving spirit behind the campaign is Ash Kotak. The campaign has identified a site and is now starting on the planning process.  […]

Honouring Jonathan Cooper OBE

Our trustee Jonathan Cooper OBE died suddenly on 18th September 2021. His fellow trustees, our patrons and the AIDS Memory UK campaign team are saddened by the death of our sui generis and dear friend, a giant in human rights especially universal LGBTQ+ rights. Working with Jonathan to deliver The AIDS Memorial was an honour. […]

Forty years on, AIDS is not over

Together, we need to end the fight we started against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. national public health agency, reported, “Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) […]