This Saturday, December 1st, is World AIDS day.
World AIDS Day is one of eight World Health Organization (WHO), global public health campaigns aiming to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS including its prevention and treatment as well as remembering those that have died from the disease.
The WA AIDS Council theme for this year is reducing the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.
There are a number of events planned for Perth this week. At CCMC we have a variety of merchandise - ribbons, wrist bands etc available for a gold coin donation.
Positive news reported this week - last year new HIV cases in WA have reached a 10 year low driven by a drop in diagnosis in homosexual men. This is probably due to improved prevention with PrEP prophylactic medication and ongoing improvement in the treatment of HIV which makes transmission to sexual partners much less likely.