Testing - The first step to preventing HIV and stopping AIDS epidemic - PAHO

Medical progress over the last 30 years means that people with the virus can live a long and healthy life

Medical progress over the last 30 years means that people with the virus can live a long and healthy life

The day is dedicated to showing support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who've died from an AIDS-related illness.

"His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV, and also those of us who will always stand together with them", Mr Corbyn added in a statement.

"It is so important for people living with HIV to be better represented across public and political spheres, and as a serving MP to be openly living with the virus, Lloyd is already impacting positive change".

"But we must remain vigilant against prejudice, and we must fight for everyone to have access to effective treatment".

Clinical sexual health nurse Gary Wright says Central Queensland's on-the-ball approach to sexual health is behind the elimination of HIV diagnoses.

Lloyd Russell Moyle said there is still stigma surrounding HIV
Lloyd Russell Moyle said there is still stigma surrounding HIV

There are a number of testing locations, including the district health centers in Grand Cayman and the Sister Islands, UCCI, Seven Mile Medical Clinic and the Cayman Islands Red Cross located at the Corporate Centre. "The childhood so many of us take for granted". In the Caribbean, 310,000 people are HIV positive, with 15,000 newly infected people discovered in 2017 alone.

In addition to the expansion of testing services, PAHO advocates for the provision of both post-exposure prophylaxis for those who may have been exposed to HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis for those at substantial risk of infection as part of the comprehensive package of HIV-prevention services.

World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to celebrate the success of this pioneering global-health campaign and initiatives in place all over the world to tackle the AIDS epidemic.

The theme for this year is Know Your Status.

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