World AIDS Day (WAD)
World AIDS Day, serves as an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, remembering those who have died, and lifting those who are living with HIV. World AIDS Day started in 1988 as the first ever global health awareness day, making this year the 30th Anniversary. Today with the advancement of science, advocacy, and better understanding, we are living healthy lives with HIV. Treatment can now help people who are living with HIV become Undetectable (there are so few copies in the body a HIV test can not detect the virus) which means people can become untransmittable, cannot transmit the virus as long as there’s adherence to the medication regimen. Advancements in treatment has become apart of HIV prevention like PrEP, a pill you can take everyday to prevent HIV.
We have a long way to go in the fight against HIV, but we’ve come a long way in the past 30 years and it is something to celebrate this Worlds Aids Day. #iWearRedBecause
HIV and AIDS in Louisiana
Show your support for people living with HIV. We encourage you to start the conversation about sexual health you using these facts below begin talking about how we can end HIV/AIDS#RockTheRibbon #iWearRedBecause