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HIV – stigma, discrimination and moving forwards

19 November 2021

World AIDS Day on 1 December is an opportunity for people all over the world to come together to celebrate the achievements that have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to stand in solidarity with those living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. 

Whilst there has been significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, especially with the U=U campaign (Undetectable = Untransmittable: people with undetectable viral loads cannot pass on the virus to their sexual partners), stigma and discrimination still negatively impact the lives of many people living with HIV. Therefore, we will be using the run up to World AIDS Day as a platform to not only challenge common misconceptions about HIV/AIDS but to also tackle the stigma that is unfortunately still attached to the infection.

To celebrate World AIDS Day, our sexual health providers, Spectra and METRO, are hosting a free webinar titled 'HIV-stigma, discrimination and moving forwards'.  The panel will be discussing the impact of HIV-related stigma and discrimination on people living with HIV and the ways people can prevent HIV infection by using PrEP and PEP.

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Updated: 19 November 2021