Today is World AIDS Day – December 1, 2014

We here at The Lowdown Under acknowledge and support all the men, women and children that are tackling HIV/AIDS and continue to bring positive steps in awareness, prevention and commemoration to all involved in the fight against it. Today is the today to acknowledge all those we’ve lost, all the triumphs we’ve achieved and to celebrate the community HIV/AIDS has brought together. It’s a community full of intelligence, audacity, vibrancy and resilience that inspires us all! Time to show your support and wear a red ribbon today!

This from The World AIDS Day Australia Website:

The global World AIDS Day theme for this year continues on from last year’s theme: Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.

The aim of World AIDS Day is to encourage all Australians to be aware of HIV; to take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting safe sex practices; and to ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination.

As a community and as individuals, there is a lot we can do in relation to HIV. Working in partnership with people living with HIV, we can encourage others to understand how the virus is transmitted. We can support people to access testing and treatment, as we know that getting treatment at the early stages of infection results in better health outcomes. We can raise awareness that HIV positive people have the right to participate in a community free from stigma and discrimination.

Show your support for people living with HIV on World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon, the international symbol of HIV awareness and support.

WORLD AIDS DAY – DECEMBER 1, 2014 – GETTING TO ZERO: ZERO NEW HIV INFECTIONS. ZERO DISCRIMINATION. ZERO AIDS RELATED DEATHS

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