WORLD AIDS DAY
Since 1984 when HIV/AIDS was identified more than 35 million people have died of the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus today.
A more concerning fact is that 9.4 million people do not know they are living with HIV and 1 in 4 people living with HIV do not know their status.
World AIDS Day takes place on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to commemorate those who have lost their battle against the disease.
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day according to UNAIDS is “Know your status”.
Significant progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status.
HIV testing is essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives
Unfortunately, many barriers to HIV testing remain. Stigma and discrimination still deters people from taking an HIV test. Access to confidential HIV testing is still an issue of concern. Many people still only get tested after becoming ill and symptomatic.
Join us this Friday in raising awareness/education about HIV/AIDS, the importance of knowing one’s status and lot more
Date: 30th November 2018
Venue: Kharkiv National Medical University (Main Building)