Think positive - rethink HIV in the NHS

world aids day

27 / 11 / 2015 4.39pm

Tuesday 1 December is World AIDS day - an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

National AIDS trust (NAT) is working to eliminate the stigma around HIV with the 2015 campaign #RethinkHIV, challenging people to rethink outdated stereotypes, challenge myths and be positive about HIV.

Paul Deemer, head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers gave his insight into this important health awareness day:

‘As the largest employer in Europe, we know that a small number of our workforce will be living with HIV right now. It is so important that we increase awareness and make sure that support is available if people need it. We’re behind NAT’s #RethinkHIV campaign and World AIDS day, and other great work that’s being done such as the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Research in this area is so important. NAT has a number of fantastic pieces of work available including a  e learning resource for health and social care workers. It’s a privilege to support them in the work they are doing to influence government policy, increase awareness around the subject and help to raise money for research.’

Find out more about the 2015 campaign, and support world aids day on social media by tweeting #RethinkHIV.

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