World AIDS Day 2016
World AIDS day is back on 1 December for its 28 th year to help promote awareness of HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma that still surrounds the disease.
The treatment of HIV has improved dramatically since its discovery, however, those with the virus still face widespread discrimination which can greatly impact their quality of life.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 people in the UK are living with HIV, with around 13,000 of these remaining undiagnosed.
Those people who are undiagnosed are not receiving the treatment they need to improve their quality of life and life expectancy and risk passing the disease on to others.
Many people are also unaware that more people contract HIV through heterosexual sex than any other form of transmission and are unaware of the risks and what being HIV positive will mean.
Raising awareness of the condition will help those people with HIV to get tested and receive the help they need.
To find out more and see what you can do to support the event, visit the World AIDS Day website .
You can also show your support on Twitter using #HIVnotretro .