On Friday morning, we hosted a morning tea to launch our World AIDS Day campaign. Health Minister Roger Cook MLA attended, along with the people photographed in the campaign, as well as others.
Our World AIDS Day campaign aims to reduce the stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV. We are so pleased that six HIV positive people (Mark, Cipri, Stephen, Diane, Wendy and Kristal) from Perth volunteered to have their photograph taken and used extensively on promotional materials. Some of which were also involved in our short film 'Sharing the Journey', which complimented the campaign by providing in depth interviews about what it's like to live with HIV. The photo of these HIV positive people was an important part of promoting the fact that HIV positive people who consistently take appropriate medication can reach undetectable status, meaning they cannot transmit the virus to anyone else, and also highlighting the stigma and discrimination that positive people face.
See below for photos of the campaign billboards & photos from the event, including a photo of Health Minister Roger Cook and the people pictured in the World AIDS Day campaign in front of our office window decal.