LGBT Network marks World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 2019

Ahead of EEAST's Diversity Week starting tomorrow (Monday 2nd December), the LGBT Network show their support for people living with HIV today, 1st December, on World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day was initiated in 1988 as an international day to raise awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS and to remember those who have died of the virus.

Since then, there have been huge advances and development in treating this infection and methods of preventing its spread. However, the stigma around HIV is based largely on a lack of understanding.

Effective treatment is available to prevent the spread of the infection and many HIV-positive people now take just one daily pill, in the same way any other patient would manage a long term condition. The U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign, aims to raise awareness that a person undergoing effective treatment is unable to pass the infection onto others.

Find out how you can take part today.  

The National Ambulance LGBT Network has also produced an information pack for anyone who wants to learn more. 

To join EEAST's own LGBT Network, please contact Chair Jim Graves: lgbt@eastamb.nhs.uk 

 

 

Published 1st December 2019

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