World Aids Day
World Aids Day 1st December 2019
World AIDS Day is 1st December each year. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.
In Buckinghamshire, bSHaW will be joining the national campaign, promoting messages on ending HIV transmissions by 2030 using the hashtag #ZeroHIV : World AIDS Day 2019 Press Release
We ask people across Bucks to help raise awareness, support people living with HIV, fight stigma and promote all the ways we have to prevent HIV, wherever and however we can.
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day continues to be #ZeroHIV. Today, medical advances have come on leaps and bounds, and ending HIV transmission in the UK is finally within sight.
On World AIDS Day, we need you to join us as we work towards zero stigma and zero transmissions.
It is an important national event which increases the opportunities for people to get tested for HIV and learn more about the virus. It is mainly directed at the two groups that continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV in England: men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African people. In previous years the event has also had positive effects on the broader community.
In Buckinghamshire, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) works with the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to provide the bSHaW (Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing) services commissioned by Bucks County Council. Together they provide sexual health advice, testing and treatment across the county for all STIs including HIV and the provision of contraceptive services. The HIV prevention programme includes: support to those living with HIV, point of care testing, training and awareness raising campaigns.
Check out THT’s webpage on how you can get involved THT Get Involved
Regular updates leading up to the event can be found on twitter @THT.orguk and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrenceHigginsTrust
This page was last updated on December 1, 2019