As we stand together to remember the millions we have lost, we’re telling everyone that someone living with HIV and on effective treatment can’t pass it on.
It's one of the most positive messages someone living with HIV can hear. It reduces the stigma around HIV and provides motivation to stay on treatment to keep both themselves and their sexual partners healthy.
If everyone knew this simple and powerful message, we could bring an end to stigma around HIV. Not only that, but we could stop HIV transmissions altogether.
We know from a YouGov Survey in June 2018, that while amazing medical progress has been made, knowledge of HIV hasn’t kept up with that progress. Stigma that affects people living with HIV also stops others from getting tested. The more people who test and get onto effective treatment, the fewer HIV transmissions will happen.
It’s estimated that 1 in 14 people in the UK are living with HIV and remain undiagnosed, according to Public Health England.
There are lots of ways to get tested. You can test at your sexual health clinic, at your GP, or even take a test yourself at home.
You can also order a test from Terrance Higgins Trust to carry out the test in your own home.