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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

30 years and still counting: slowing the spread of HIV in a complex world

UCL lunch hour lecture on tour at the British Museum. Professor Anne Johnson, UCL Department of Population health.

Nearly 30 years on from the first description of AIDS, there are now over 33 million people estimated to be infected with HIV worldwide. Thanks to new drugs, people with HIV are now living longer and healthier lives. However, less than a third of people who could benefit currently get treatment, and for every 2 people put on treatment, 5 more are becoming infected.

This lecture looks at the successes and failures of HIV prevention and explores the social, economic and technical challenges involved in slowing its future spread.

This event took place on 17 June 2011.

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