the negative beliefs, feelings, and attitudes towards people living with HIV, groups associated with people living with HIV, and other key populations at higher risk of HIV infection
Especially with the treatment and options available now, as an HIV diagnosis is no longer a death sentence As we continue to make advancements this is what is holding us back and this is the thing that we can actually change by being informed and educating others
What is HIV?
Human-- infects people
Immuno-deficiency-- weakens the immune system
Virus-- a microorganism that infects the body
Sex (Anal, Oral, Vaginal)
What is AIDS?
Acquired-- develops overtime
Immune-- affects the immune system
Syndrome-- collection of syndromes that appear together
36.9 million people globally were living with HIV in
1.8 million people became diagnosed with HIV in
400+ babies a day are born having acquired
The epidemic is NOT over.
BUT perinatal transmission is PREVENTABLE!
Antiretroviral Therapy can reduce the
amount of virus in your body to a level that can
no longer be detected with current blood tests
or be passed on from an mother living with HIV
to child during pregnancy
$20 a day can provide 4 pregnant woman
with the crucial HIV testing and counseling
Today with the help of
antiretrovirals and proper
care the chance of perinatal
transmission can be reduced
from 45% to only 5%!!
Stigma & Discrimination
HIV related stigma:
● Undermines efforts of progress
● Creates barriers to HIV prevention,
treatment, care, and support
● Contributes to the expansion of
the global HIV epidemic
What can we do about