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

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

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

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

Reducing the quality of life of HIV-positive people through devaluation and discrimination will cause far greater problems in 2022 than the truly minor health limitations that can result from 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 urgently needed even today. Because HIV-positive people still experience discrimination and exclusion today. We are therefore making the topic of HIV accessible to everyone, visible on the streets of Vienna. Completely in line with the Equalize slogan that UNAIDS is promoting this year on World AIDS Day. I am very happy that the flagship campaign is also taking place this year in cooperation with Wiener Linien. And I would like to thank in this context all the institutions and companies that support “their” tram line”, emphasizes Andrea Brunner, CEO of Aids Hilfe Wien.

“Wiener Linien means tolerance and solidarity in practice. At the same time, with the flags on our more than 500 trams, we send a visible signal for fair cooperation and against discrimination.” says Wiener Linien CEO Alexandra Reinagl.

What is needed

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 flagship campaign with Wiener Linien, contribute significantly to raising awareness with the ultimate goal of reducing HIV-related discrimination.

Aids Hilfe Wien contributes targeted prevention to the reduction of new HIV infections, 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 December 1. All campaigns and supporters of the tram lines can be found at: www.weltaidstag.at

Questions and contact:

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

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