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World Aids Day 2022 – Aids Hilfe Wien and Wiener Linien say: “End discrimination against HIV positive people”

From 24 November to 8 December 2022, all trams in Vienna will run with flags displaying the logo of Aids Hilfe Wien with the “Red Ribbon”.

Vienna (OTS) Aids Hilfe Wien, together with Wiener Linien, campaigns against stigmatization and discrimination against HIV-positive people.

It is important to know: Due to medical progress and the availability of effective antiretroviral therapies, living with HIV in Austria can be well and healthily shaped. Work, relationships, parenting – all this is normal and natural with effective therapy.

The reduction in the quality of life of HIV-positive people through devaluation and discrimination will cause far greater problems in 2022 than the actually minor health restrictions that can result from an HIV infection with effective therapy.

AIDS Hilfe Wien therefore calls on people to show ribbons against the exclusion and unequal treatment of HIV-positive people on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1. Information about this can be found at www.aids.at/weltaidstag

“The “Red Ribbon” symbol is a sign of solidarity with HIV-positive people. And this solidarity is still urgently needed today. Because HIV-positive people today still experience discrimination and exclusion. So we make the topic of HIV for all accessible visible on the streets of Vienna. Completely in line with the motto Equalize, which UNAIDS is promoting this year for World AIDS Day. I am very happy that the flag campaign is taking place again this year in collaboration with Wiener Linien. And I would like to welcome you in this context to thank all institutions and companies that support ‘their’ tram line”, emphasizes Andrea Brunner, Managing Director of AIDS Hilfe Wien.

“Wiener Linien stands for tolerance and solidarity in action. With the flags on our more than 500 trams, we also send a visible signal for fair cooperation and against discrimination,” says Wiener Linien Managing Director Alexandra Reinagl.

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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 around World AIDS Day, such as the flag campaign with Wiener Linien, make a significant contribution to raising awareness to ultimately reduce discrimination related to HIV.

Vigs Hilfe Wien contributes to the reduction of new HIV infections through targeted prevention, enables anonymous and free HIV tests and supports people with HIV/AIDS with an interdisciplinary team of experts. Numerous activities are planned around World AIDS Day on 1 December. All campaigns and supporters of the tram lines can be found at: www.weltaidstag.at

Questions and contact:

AIDS Help Vienna
Juliana Metyko-Papousek, Bakk.phil.
+43(0)1/59937-82 /
metic@aids-hilfe-wien.at

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