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World AIDS Day

World AIDs day is a global event celebrated on the 1st of December each year.

World AIDS Day is important because it serves as a reminder that HIV has not gone away, there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

Facts about HIV: 

  • Getting tested is the only way to know if you have HIV/AIDS.
  • HIV can be transmitted through infected blood or sexual contact. 
  • Cases of HIV are typically asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDs.
  • There is no cure for HIV/AIDs but treatment can be used at early stages to help slow its progression.
  • Preventative care for HIV includes making sure you and your partner have both been tested before intercourse and refraining from needle sharing.

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