World Aids Day

World Aids Day 2017

Today is World AIDS Day.

This is held every year to raise awareness about HIV; a day to show support for people living with the disease, remember those who have lost their lives because of HIV and learn the facts and realities of HIV today, in the UK and worldwide.

The fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis -when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected). We want this success to include everybody at risk, across the UK.

This year’s campaign is #letsendit and it aims to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.

To find out more or to make a donation please go to: https://www.worldaidsday.org/.

If you are affected by this article or want support please contact The Staff Wellbeing Hub on 01234 243 060, wellbeing.info@nhs.net

Published 1st December 2017

 

0 Comments
Leave a Comment
Name (required)
Email Address (required, never displayed)
Enter a message

(all comments are moderated - your submission will be posted on approval.)