GD1/12 Save the Children Scotland: HIV/AIDS

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/12
Title: Save the Children Scotland: HIV/AIDS
Dates of Creation of Material: 1983-1988
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 10 folders: papers

Name of creator(s): Save the Children Scotland
Administrative History: HIV was first introduced into Edinburgh in 1983 and spread rapidly as a result of injection drug users who habitually shared equipment. By 1989 over 1000 HIV infected users had been identified in Edinburgh out of a total of 1700 in Scotland, representing three to four times the worst infection rate measured in England. The epidemic was detected within two years and, as a result, an opportunity arose to develop HIV services prior to the development of HIV-related ill-health/AIDS. A range of local National Health Service, municipal and voluntary institutions and organisations rapidly became involved. These papers were collected by staff at the Edinburgh office of Save the Children Scotland.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Joyce Spenser, Save the Children, May 1997

Scope and Content: AIDS information pack produced by Save the Children 1987; AIDS press cuttings 1986-1988; AIDS guidelines and conference articles 1986-1987; AIDS articles 1986-1987; newsletters and conference information 1986-1988; Scottish AIDS Monitor 1983-1987
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised June 2002