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World AIDS Day - 1st December

Ghana joins the world to mark the Day. World AIDS Day is a day set aside by UNAIDS to inspire global solidarity for persons infected with and affected by HIV as well as commemorate those who have lost their lives to the epidemic. It is a day set aside to assess the impact of the epidemic on nations and join hands to plan strategies to minimize its impact.

The global theme for the occasion is “Know Your Status.” Ghana has selected the sub-theme “Test, Treat to Suppress and Stop New HIV Infections.” HIV testing is an essential step in accessing HIV services. Even though HIV does not have a cure, there is treatment thanks to advancement in science, and, in Ghana, medication for HIV treatment is free.

Ghana launched this year’s World AIDS Day on 1st November 2018 in Accra. This was followed by month-long media and community related activities to sensitize the public to HIV and encourage all to adopt preventive habits or live positively if already infected. A grand national durbar which will be held at Ho on Saturday, December 1, 2018 accompanied by regional and sub-regional commemoration of the day across the country.

Read the entire press release.