Incredible medical advances been made in the fight against HIV, and people living with HIV who are on effective treatment can now live long, healthy lives, and cannot pass on the virus.
But attitudes towards HIV haven’t kept up with medical advances. Stigma and discrimination still acts as a major barrier to people getting tested and onto treatment, and fuels discrimination against people living with HIV.
At Ealing Central Library on Friday, 1 December between 12noon and 3pm, free confidential HIV testing will be available from Spectra London in partnership with London North West Healthcare NHS Trust. They will also be distributing condoms, offering contraception, sexual health and wellbeing advice, and information about local support services.
Councillor Hitesh Tailor, cabinet member for adults and public health said: “We won’t beat HIV until we stamp out discrimination – which is why it’s important to help ensure all of us #SeeRed this World AIDS Day.”
Spectra in Ealing provides support, information and advice services for those living with HIV and affected by HIV or poor sexual health. For more information please contact John Dugdale Operations Manager on 07545 103178/020 3322 6930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org