Today is World AIDS Day

Falling on December 1st each year, World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show our support for people living with HIV and to commemorate the people who have lost their lives to the epidemic. 

World AIDS Day is a reminder that while much progress has been made to end HIV, there is still work to be done. 

HIV transmissions still occur in the community, and we need to be aware of what is required from us all to end HIV. 

This year’s theme is 40 years of HIV – where to next? It marks the 40th anniversary of the arrival of HIV/AIDS and asks us to recommit to proven, evidence-based practices and policies to end the epidemic. 

Each World AIDS Day, people are asked to educate themselves and others about HIV and take active steps to protect themselves and others from HIV. It’s also a reminder that we all have a role to play in creating a society that does not stigmatise or discriminate against those living with HIV. 

You can show your support for people with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness and support. 

To find out more about World AIDS Day 2021 and also read about previous years, check out  https://www.afao.org.au/our-work/world-aids-day/ 

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