AIDS Awareness Month | HIV + AIDS 帶來的反思

Jonathan Van Ness

"Living with HIV is manageable in the same way that diabetes is."

-----Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness is one of the hosts of the Netflix reality show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy 🕺 He was diagnosed with HIV after sharing his personal experience 🤲 to make the public understand and accept HIV-infected people🫂🫂

Magic Johnson

"HIV changed my life, but it doesn't keep me from living."
-----Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson was elected NBA Most Valuable Player three times in addition to being the president of basketball affairs for the Los Angeles Lakers. He retired after announcing to the public that he was infected with HIV😢 and later advocated the importance of preventive measures and safe sex🗣🗣

Billy Porter

"I'm living so that I can tell the story. There's a whole generation that was here, and I stand on their shoulders."

-----Billy Porter

After being infected for 14 years, Billy Porter decided to make his experience public 🙌🙌 hoping to speak out for those infected 📢 so as to eliminate discrimination 🚫 and destigmatize 🙅 encourage more people to accept treatment 💊

AIDS has claimed 40.4 million lives worldwide In recent years, there is an upward trend 📈 Today, in conjunction with treatment HIV-infected people can live as usual 🏃🏃

However, due to social prejudices, their own pressure and misunderstandings about the situation, a large number of infected people still fail to seek medical treatment in time 😞 It can be seen that there is still a lot of room for improvement in the acceptance of HIV in society 🙌

HIV+AIDS is just a physical condition🧍
The most important is understanding and + seek for professional advice

As a public, we can...

    ・Learn about prevention methods🧑💻
        ・Regular antibody testing🧪
            ・Encourage infected people to face the problem actively and get treatment as soon as possible👥
                ・Understanding and empathy can first make discrimination disappear

                  There are various organizations in Hong Kong that provide free and anonymous HIV antibody testing + counseling services, such as:

                    ・關懷愛滋 AIDS Concern
                        ・香港愛滋病基金會 Hong Kong AIDS Foundation

                          Everyone, remember to have regular check-ups.💪🏻