We Marked the World HIV/AIDS Day

Karine telling about her 5 years experience living as HIV positive in Norway.

Karine telling about her 5 years experience living as HIV positive in Norway.

Skien Red Cross Youth marked the day by promoting an environment where everyone can openly talk about HIV and related prejudice and discrimination, we unknowingly hold within us. For that we invited Karine through HivNorway, a national organisation for people living with the HIV and others affected or concerned by HIV. She came up with what it is like to live with HIV in Norway. Also she involved people by opening the floor for any kind of queries or questions regarding her life and experience. We felt along with information, it was her courage and positive spirit that we admired.

In the few days ago UNICEF new report, there are numbers saying that three times as many young people die from AIDS as in 2000. AIDS is the most common cause of death for young between 10-19 years old in Africa, and the next biggest cause of death among youths worldwide. So it should be joint concern of all to help ourselves and coming generations see zero HIV infection, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

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Youth delegates from Nepal.