The world today has more knowledge about HIV and AIDS than ever before. Medicines for those affected have become cheaper and access to essential treatment has improved. New technology makes it possible to diagnose HIV and AIDS at an earlier stage and the prospects for surviving are better than ever before.
Despite progress in many areas, HIV and AIDS remains a global challenge. It still affects millions of people each year and that is why the World AIDS Day, the 1. December, is an important day. The World AIDS day is marked every year, all around the globe, and is dedicated to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS and mourn those who have died. Stigma and discrimination are among the primary barriers to achieving universal access to treatment, care, and prevention. Every single one of us can contribute to decrease stigmatisation and discrimination of those who have become affected by HIV and AIDS. We encourage you to be creative and show your solidarity!