Communities make the difference #WorldAIDSday2019

“HIV is a virus. It has no race, gender, or sexuality. Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Rise up against stigma and discrimination. End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, use condoms, get tested regularly. Ask about PReP and PeP. To those who are positive, please remember that it is not a death sentence. You are whole, you are loved. #UequalsU #WorldAIDSDay2019” – #AQYI African Queer Youth Initiative said it well.

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AIDS pandemic is stopped only by dedicated community action.

When we talk about communities that are efficient at stopping the pandemic of AIDS, we actually talk about their culturally embedded resilience to any complex threat.

This resilience directly connects to the educated, inclusive, proactive and tolerant communities, that are curious and respectful of diversity. #WorldAidsDay2019

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“Communities of people living with HIV, of key populations—gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people and prisoners—and of women and young people lead and support the delivery of HIV services, defend human rights, support their peers. Communities are the lifeblood of an effective AIDS response and an important pillar of support.”- published the UNAIDS on the occasion of World AIDS Day.

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