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World AIDS Day 2022 - "End discrimination against people living with HIV" says Ms Helve Wiener Leinen

World AIDS Day 2022 – “End discrimination against people living with HIV” says Ms Helve Wiener Leinen

From November 24 to December 8, 2022, all trams in Vienna will run with flags showing the Aids Hilfe Wien logo with the “red ribbon”.

Vienna (OTS) Aids Hilfe Wien, together with Wiener Linien, campaigns against stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

It is important to know: Due to medical advances and the availability of effective antiretroviral therapies, life with HIV in Austria can be shaped well and healthy. Work, relationships, parenting – these are all normal and normal with effective treatment.

The reduction in the quality of life of people living with HIV through devaluation and discrimination will cause far greater problems in 2022 than the simple health limitations that HIV infection with effective treatment can result from.

Therefore, Aids Hilfe Wien calls on people to show ribbons against exclusion and unequal treatment of people living with HIV on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1st. Information on this below www.aids.at/weltaidstag

The red ribbon symbol is a sign of solidarity with people living with HIV. This solidarity is still urgently needed today. Because people living with HIV still experience discrimination and exclusion even today. That is why we make the topic of HIV accessible to all visible on the streets of Vienna. Perfectly in line with the Equalize slogan, which UNAIDS is publishing this year on the occasion of World AIDS Day. And I am very happy that the flag campaign will be launched again this year in collaboration with Wiener Lenin. I would like to thank you in this context to all the institutions and companies that support their “tram line”, And Andrea Brunner, general manager of Aids Hilfe Wien, confirms.

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“Wiener Lenin stands for tolerance and solidarity at work. With flags on more than 500 of our trams, we also send a visible signal of fair cooperation and against discrimination,” says Alexandra Reinagel, Managing Director of Wiener Linien.

What does it take

It is about reducing prejudice and discrimination on the one hand and providing information about HIV/AIDS on the other. Activities related to World AIDS Day, such as the Flag with Wiener Linien campaign, make a significant contribution to raising awareness in order to eventually reduce discrimination in relation to HIV.

Aids Hilfe Wien contributes to reducing new HIV infections through targeted prevention, enables anonymous and free HIV testing and supports people living with HIV/AIDS with a multidisciplinary team of experts. Many activities are planned around World AIDS Day on December 1st. All campaigns and supporters for Tramlines can be found at: www.weltaidstag.at

Questions and contact:

AIDS Help Vienna
Juliana Mitico Babosek, Buck Elephant.
+43 (0)1 / 59937-82 /
metyko@AIDS-hilfe-wien.at