World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It is an
opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV,
to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate
those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
National AIDS Trust (NAT) is committed to stopping new cases of
HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting
HIV stigma and discrimination. This year's campaign focuses
on this diverse community and those that stand with them.
We ask Team CDDFT to #RockTheRibbon and be an HIV ally. In
2019, it was estimated that there are 105,200 people living with
HIV in the UK. 94% of these people are diagnosed, and
therefore know that they have HIV.
98% of people diagnosed with HIV in the UK are on treatment, and
97% of those on treatment are virally suppressed which means they
can't pass the virus on. This is called undetectable =
untransmittable (U=U) This means that the UK has met (and exceeded)
the UNAIDs 90-90-90 targets for 2020.
Wearing a red ribbon is a great way to raise awareness and
support people living with HIV on and, during the run-up to World
AIDS Day. This year as well at wearing the red ribbon why not
Red Ribbon to your profile picture, email signature or post it
on social media to show friends and family that you #rocktheribbon
the choice is yours!
For information on local HIV services and how to get tested
visit the Sexual Health Service website, please
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital