MANCHESTER-based theatre company Dibby Theatre is raising funds to take its show First Time to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer so that they can tell how HIV healthcare and prevention has changed.

It is a funny, frank autobiographical show written and performed by HIV activist Nathaniel Hall that premiered to critical acclaim at Waterside Arts in Sale.

Nathaniel said: “HIV healthcare and prevention has changed but people’s attitude to HIV sometimes lags behind.

"Fear and stigma are alive and well. We now know people with HIV who are on effective medication cannot transmit the virus to their sexual partners.”

Former Lord Mayor of Manchester, Carl Austin-Behan, is urging people to support the show by donating to their crowd funding campaign which needs to raise £6,000 to ensure the show’s success when it visits Scotland.