26 November 2013

World Aids Day: Getting to zero

World Aids Day

This year it’s about Getting to Zero.

One of the most globally recognised events of the year

World Aids Day raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. Every year on 1 December, people around the world show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died by wearing a red ribbon.

The global theme for 2013 is ‘Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths’.

The aim of World AIDS Day is to encourage all Australians to be aware of HIV/AIDS; to take action to reduce the transmission of HIV by promoting safe sex practices; and to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS can participate fully in the life of the community, free from stigma and discrimination.

While talking about sex and HIV/AIDS might still be regarded a taboo to some, take comfort in knowing that if you ever need advice or someone to talk to, there are Student Services Welbeing advisors on all three campuses whom you can speak to.

And if all you need are some condoms to practice safe sex, you can get them at any campus. Find them at:

For more information on World Aids Day visit www.worldaidsday.org.au.

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