As we commemorate the 30th World AIDS Day, UNAIDS is making a global call for increased access to HIV testing and increased uptake of HIV testing. This is to ensure that the 9.4 million people around the world who are unaware of their HIV-positive status can access treatment and that people who are HIV-negative can continue to protect themselves against the virus.
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is Live life positively—know your HIV status. UNAIDS has prepared a range of communications materials that are now available to download from the UNAIDS website at https://knowyourstatus.unaids.org
On the special site you will find two brochures providing more information on HIV testing. One gives an overview of the challenges and ways forward, Live life positively—know your HIV status, and the other is a guide to HIV testing, What you need to know about HIV testing.
In addition, there is a set of tweets, posters and postcards to use on social media and for your World AIDS Day events as well as infographics, animations and videos, including a collaboration with Google on a special series of virtual reality films focused on HIV testing that use the latest 360-degree technology to help demystify HIV testing.
Finally, we have created a short quiz, the Test test, which provides information about risk factors and gives advice on the need to take an HIV test.
Below is the full list of materials available or coming soon:
- Live life positively—know your HIV status, World AIDS Day campaign brochure.
- What you need to know about HIV testing.
- Key messages (coming soon).
- Social media pack, including tweets, postcards and posters.
- Five Cs animation.
- Infographics – The benefits of knowing your HIV status | HIV testing: what you need to know
- Virtual reality videos.
- The Test test