World AIDS Day
- World AIDS Day
- Sat, 1. December 2018
- International Days, Years etc
This year marks the 30th anniversary on 1 December 2018 under the theme “Know your status”. HIV testing is essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives.
HIV testing is essential for expanding treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives. It is also crucial to achieving the 90–90–90 targets and empowering people to make choices about HIV prevention so they can protect themselves and their loved ones.
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.
The good news is that there are many new ways of expanding access to HIV testing. Self-testing, community-based testing and multidisease testing are all helping people to know their HIV status.
UNAIDS Latin America and Caribbean - Video