12th December 2022
On Thursday 1st December, the HSE Contact Management Programme (CMP) turned red in support of HIV Ireland’s campaign against HIV stigma and in memory of those who have died from HIV. They set out to raise awareness for World AIDs Day with the help of the HSE’s Sexual Health Programme. World AIDS DAY has been occurring every December 1st since 1988. It was set up to unite in the fight against HIV and remember those who have died from HIV-related illnesses. The theme for 2022 was “Equalize”; a slogan that is a call to action and a prompt to work for the proven practical actions needed to address inequalities and help end AIDS.
For World AIDS Day 2022, Noah Galli in the CMP created displays on the noticeboards with information on HIV, including information on health; services available; history of the day; and book and documentary recommendations. Staff were also encouraged to wear red as part of HIV Ireland’s campaign: #GLORED4WAD which was very successful.
A coffee morning was organised where more information on HIV and PrEP & PEP was provided. Throughout the coffee morning, red ribbons were made available to purchase to raise much-needed funds for HIV Ireland.