World AIDS Day occurs annually on 1 December to raise awareness about the issues concerning HIV and AIDS globally. It is a day to celebrate the inspiring actions by the HIV and AIDS sector and advocates, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who are no longer with us due to AIDS or other conditions related to HIV.
This year’s theme for World AIDS Day in Australia is ‘Boldly Positive’ which aims to “encourage Australians to educate themselves and others about HIV; to take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting prevention strategies; and to ensure that people living with HIV can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination.” Read more.
Here are what some people from our member organisations and board have to say about how Positive Living organisations are enabling them and other people living with HIV to be ‘Boldly Positive’.
We encourage you to share these testimonies and support your local World AIDS Day events & HIV organisations.
Internationally: The World Health Organization’s theme this World AIDS Day is ‘Equalize’ reminding us that the inequalities experienced in the HIV epidemic are not inevitable and we can combat them. It is a call for action for an increase in the availability, quality and suitability of services, law reform, and the sharing of technology. Read more.
We just announced our 2022 Community Champions, recognising inspiring action and unsung supporters in HIV.