Crusaid Scotland: HIV/AIDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

World AIDS Day material 1995-1998; Crusaid administration and fundraising material 1991-1997; reports 1996-1997; posters; World AIDS Day resource packs 1993-1995

Administrative / Biographical History

The Crusaid charity was founded in 1986, with the aim of giving support and a better quality of living to those affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. Adults and children on whom HIV and AIDS have had an impact benefit from a variety of grants and innovative projects. The charity also supports research into the treatment and possible vaccination against AIDS. In association with the Terence Higgins Trust, Cruisaid has also set up the National Hardship Fund, which gives financial help to HIV/AIDS sufferers. The Crusaid operation in Scotland has now closed.

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records are about named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records about individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/).

LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Crusaid Scotland Edinburgh Office, 23a Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, February 2000

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Accruals

No further accessions are expected