The TCE programme has been aligned with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy which seeks to achieve that 90% of all people living with HIV should know their status; 90% of all those who are diagnosed HIV positive to be on sustained antiretroviral treatment (ART); 90% of those on ART having an undetectable viral load.
The day is dedicated to showing support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who've died from an AIDS-related illness. The people who are diagnosed with HIV are encouraged to enroll for treatment at local health centers.
The initiative hopes to inspire this generation to fight against the virus, and they'll be doing so through a campaign called "Radio Positive" - five hours of young people speaking out about Africa's epidemic and calling for fellow youth to join the movement.
Almost a million people still die every year, mostly because they don't know they have HIV and are either not on treatment or start it too late.
The research also shows the persistence of stigma toward people most likely to be exposed to HIV.
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The reduction has been attributed to the success in HIV prevention efforts among men with have sex with men, with PHE citing increased condom use, frequent HIV testing, and the use of HIV-prevention drugs (PrEP).
Ensuring access to these services for everyone in need requires firm political commitment to remove barriers preventing people's access, as well as tailored approaches and interventions according to the needs of the most affected groups.
"We find that stigma is the thing that makes people hesitate to ask for an HIV test from their doctor, Darryl O'Donnell from the Australian Foundation of AIDS Organisations told SBS News".
For local sexual health workers, their hard work has paid off. We are also one of the countries that originated UNITAID in 2006, financing 60% of its work on innovative treatments, diagnosis and prevention.
In 2005, former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith, the first openly gay British MP, revealed he had been HIV positive for 17 years.