Can we transition to a world that’s free of HIV?
With investment in health promotion and HIV prevention, and political commitment to protecting the human rights of the communities most affected by HIV, it just might be possible. We are certainly closer to ending HIV now, than we have ever been before.
This billboard popped up at my local station the other day, encouraging men who have sex with men to test regularly for HIV. In Australia, they are the population group most affected by HIV.
This image is a sign of the transition towards an HIV-free world that’s happening right now, right here, as people get tested and get on treatment — both of which are key to stopping HIV transmissions and improving the health and lifespan of people with the virus.
In this video, Ruben explains how he’s committed to ending HIV by taking responsibility for his sexual health (in spite of the stigma that trans people often face).
Can the world also make the transition to a future where all people are accepted for who they are, and for the ‘content of their character‘, instead of being judged and stigmatised for their gender or sexuality?