World AIDS Day takes place every year on 1 December. It reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a term used to describe a range of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that can occur when the HIV virus severely compromises the immune system.
Have you heard of U = U? It stands for "Undetectable = Untransmittable." This concept emphasises that individuals living with HIV, who are on treatment and have successfully suppressed their viral load, pose zero risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners.