Start your journey towards living well with HIV
Nobody should be discriminated against when it comes to HIV and AIDS, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity or socio-economic background.
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID), about 1.5 million new HIV infections were recorded in 2021. Living with HIV is not a death sentence, it is manageable and it is your human right to receive treatment and emotional support.
Stigma and discrimination against HIV significantly impacts the health, lives and well-being of people living with HIV, it also causes a barrier to receiving the right treatment. The Global HIV Prevention Coalition has set an HIV prevention roadmap to curb the spread of the virus by aiming to end the stigma and have 95% of the people diagnosed with HIV on treatment by 2025.
Teymur Noori of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) says: “Over the years, we have come to know how to end infections and deaths related to HIV, communities need to scale up on pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), get tested and lessen the stigma around HIV.” Let’s stop the stigma and get tested for HIV!