In light of the impending & # 39; & # 39 evening; fall short, friends and strangers have been in & # 39; ring had hands – singing, talking and honors moment & # 39; silence for loved ones who currently live or have lost AIDS. Besides them on the steps of the legislature, candles fled in & # 39; memory display & # 39; red ribbon.
They were there at 1 & # 39; December to mark the 30th anniversary of World Aids Day and the 20th anniversary of National Awareness Week Azores Aboriginal in Canada.
As the group went around the circle agreed stories about how AIDS touched their lives or the lives of their loved ones, the stigma was pregnant ed theme. Been conducted on how the stigma accounts was killed, long before the disease has had a chance to.
Through the campaign "Know Your status", AIDS Vancouver Island is encouraging people to be tested, and for people to talk with & # 39; openly about HIV / AIDS to avoid the stigma and shame.
Research shows that in Canada 25 per cent of people living with HIV are unaware that have the virus because they have never been tested.
The 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and 20 years & # 39; National Aboriginal Awareness Week on AIDS in Canada. Friends and family gather to honor those lost or facing the disease and the stigma, you can & # 39; be as destructive as the disease. #AIDS # WorldAIDSDay2018 @VictoriaNews pic.twitter.com/iZZJhzE3Se
– Keri Coles (@KeriColesPhotog) 2 & # 39; December 2018
In British Columbia the B.C. The Disease Control Center has implemented an innovative pilot program that allows patients to sign up and get tested for HIV and sexually transmitted infections over the internet. For more information on this program go www.getcheckedonline.com.