Thursday, 23 November 2017

2017 World AIDS Day

This year AIDS Awareness Week will be held from 23-30 November, culminating in World AIDS Day on 1 December. Although HIV and AIDS are not the same thing, World AIDS Day aims to:

  • encourage Australians to educate themselves and others about HIV;
  • take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting prevention strategies; and
  • ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination. 
People living with HIV take daily treatment to prevent the virus from advancing into AIDS. Without treatment, PLHIV are at risk of developing conditions associated with AIDS (World AIDS Day Australia).

You can read the latest research about the prevention and treatment of AIDS in Australia and around the world via the library catalogueShow your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness and support. 

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