01 December 2021
Today, RECOVER is supporting the activities linked to World AIDS Day with one of its vital partners, Penta. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. World AIDS Day was founded 33 years ago, in 1988.
Join activists, advocates, researchers, students, and scientists this World AIDS Day for the official screening of Penta’s award-winning documentary, SUN & PETALS – a 12-minute story and painting about mothers and children during the early days of HIV/AIDS. Watch the film here.
To support the activities linked to World AIDS Day, you can also participate with other global institutions by going here to record a wish for mothers and child survivors. It only takes one minute. Let’s hear from you: how might we paint a brighter future for child health research?
Join @Penta_ID and the film participants on December 1st on Twitter Space to discuss the film, zero mother-to-child transmission strategy, and what the future holds.
Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have HIV. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, meaning this is one of the most threatening pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment. Thanks to clinical research, we understand so much more about the condition. However, thousands of people are diagnosed with HIV each year.
RECOVER believes in the urgency to inform people about how to protect themselves and others, and to fight stigma and discrimination that remain a sad reality for many people living with the condition.
World AIDS Day is meaningful because it reminds the public and politics that HIV has not gone away. There is still an important need to raise money, spread awareness, combat prejudice and improve education.