World AIDS Day
December 1, globally is the World AIDS Day.
This day is crucial for all of us people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) but also for the entire humanity. This day is the symbol of the global fight against the HIV/AIDS disease, not against the persons and it is also a day for the global comunity to express solidarity for the most affected groups of this pandemic.
I urge you to talk to any person about the responsabilities and commitments that need to happen at different level, this World AIDS Days and every day of the year!
* At global level: resources, elimination of travel restriction for PLHA, end of government denialism towards the epidemic
* At national level: sustainable policies and programmes at country level that prevent new HIV infections, and policies that protect and take care of the needs of those already affected and living with HIV
* At individual level: to test yourself, to stay negative and not to discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS.
This is not a celebration day but a day to reflect deeply on how many needless deaths this pandemic has taken already.
What if one of your loved ones or yourself could be among those affected? wouldn't you join these voices?