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World AIDS Day

This year, on the 1st December, is the 30th Anniversary of the first WORLD AIDS DAY.  It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

Click here for a list of activities on Merseyside to promote this campaign. This list will be updated regularly.

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 for a Global Programme on AIDS, at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  It was then approved by UNAIDS and World AIDS Day was on 1 December 1988.  Want to know more? Have a look at this timeline  

National HIV Testing Week (NHIVTW) – week commencing 17th November.  NHIVTW raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing, as well as increasing opportunities to test – be it in clinical settings, in primary care or through community-based rapid testing.  The ultimate goal is to increase regular HIV testing.  Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK.

Please click here for the HIV Testing Week Communications Toolkit.

Sahir House wants to…

  • To encourage the public to ‘know your HIV status’
  • To increase knowledge that those on effective treatment can’t pass HIV on U=U
  • Reduce the stigma still surrounding HIV
  • To promote local HIV services
  • To promote HIV testing clinics
  • To empower people to talk/discuss issues around HIV
  • Learn the facts

What can you do this World AIDS Day?
Download the World AIDS Day information pack with idea’s on what you can do to raise awareness and support this campaign.