World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day acts as an annual reminder for all of us to be better informed on the disease, and its impact on the world and its people. For example, did you know: • For people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, life expectancies are estimated to be close to those of the general population. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhl/article/PIIS2666-7568(22)00063-0/fulltext • There are dozens of countries that still have travel restrictions in place for people who are HIV positive. https://www.hivtravel.org • You might be one of the estimated 9.4 million people who don’t know that they are living with HIV. Know your status and get tested regularly. https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/benefits-of-knowing-your-hiv-status_en.pdf It is also an opportunity for the world to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, to show support for those who have been diagnosed and to remember those who have been lost to the disease. You can get involved by visiting: https://www.worldaidsday.org Educate yourself, know your status and get tested regularly.