It’s a day that is internationally recognised to help increase awareness of HIV, challenge stigma, raise money and improve education. Many people also use the day to remember those who have died of AIDS.
2018 marks the 30th Annual World AIDS Day, which was was the first ever global health day.
Big anniversaries offer the opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV over the past three decades.
Today in Scotland, HIV is considered a manageable long-term health condition, with treatments allowing people to live long, healthy lives. However, despite improved medical understanding, the condition continues to affect some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, often driven by stigma.
On World AIDS Day, we will be hosting a Community Gathering in Edinburgh, offering the opportunity for reflection and remembrance. We’re delighted to be joined by Loud and Proud, and our own Tartan Ribbon Community Choir who will both perform at the event. Find out more here.
In the build up to World AIDS Day, our Fundraising team is encouraging businesses, community groups and individuals to get involved in fundraising. You can download our fundraising pack here.