Commemorating World Aids Day

2018-12-04 06:01
PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIHillcrest Aids Centre Trust CEO Candace Davidson (second from left) and Respite Unit nurses (from left) Lindiwe Nzaca, Philisiwe Magoso, and Zinhle Mkhize light candles in honour of the patients they lost.

PHOTO: PHINDILE SHOZIHillcrest Aids Centre Trust CEO Candace Davidson (second from left) and Respite Unit nurses (from left) Lindiwe Nzaca, Philisiwe Magoso, and Zinhle Mkhize light candles in honour of the patients they lost.

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SATURDAY, December 1, marks the 30th anniversary of Worlds Aids Day since it was started in 1988. The day is used to raise awareness about HIV and Aids all around the world.

Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT) CEO Candace Davidson explained the importance of Worlds Aids Day, saying: “It’s a very significant and important day to us because it’s a day where we acknowledge and remember the lives that we have lost over the last year.

“We use this day to commemorate those lives and it’s also a call for us to keep pressing ahead and continuing doing the work that HACT does.”

Davidson further said: “The reality is that over seven million of our fellow citizens are HIV positive and 500 young girls are infected with HIV every week within KwaZulu-Natal. We know we can’t stop pushing ahead in terms of prevention, education and getting people linked to care.”

“We want to change the trajectory of the HIV and Aids epidemic,” said the CEO.

She also said this World Aids Day is extra special for them because they are going to be commemorating ten years since their Respite Unit was established.

In conclusion, her message to the public is that people who are living with HIV and Aids are also human beings and they shouldn’t be discriminated against because it can and does affect all of us.

“If you’re positive, be on treatment — all of us need to own HIV, we all need to have a voice to speak hope, encouragement and to spread correct information,” said Davidson.

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