World Aids Day: Nottingham's awareness concert
A live concert took place at Nottingham Contemporay last night, helping raise the awareness of HIV.
Music from Nottingham's artists Hayley Queen, Frankie Rudolf and The Golden Troubadours pulled in a crowd of around two hundred.
There was also a raffle with all the proceeds going to the Terrence Higgins Trust and the Nottigham Hardship fund.
The event organiser, Rastarella Falade, is a local promoter and she believes they are looking to raise more than £250 for the cause.
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She said: "I created this event so people can come along and enjoy the music as well as being educated.
"One of my aims is the try and drop the stigma that surrounds the disease, but most importantly we need to stress about safe sex because prevention is better than a cure."
The Health Protection Agency published a report earlier this week which claimed the number of people living with HIV has increased.
The report also estimates that a quarter of people living with HIV are unaware of their infection.
Amdani Juma, a health promotion specialist at the Terrance Higgins Trust, said:
"We are very concerned that a quarter of gay men are still having sex when they don't know they have HIV but we are trying to find ways to raise awareness through the music.
"We are also urging people to look after themselves in way of prevention.
"Those people who come for tests will not be judged, they will be helped and they'll receive our expert support."