World Day of the fight against AIDS

World Day of the fight against AIDS

On the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day of the fight against AIDS, the Polytechnic University of Valencia has organized in collaboration with AVACOS-H and AVEM a program with various activities both in the Campus of Vera and in the School of Art. Superior of Disseny de València under the slogan promoted by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV, UNAIDS: “Knowledge is power. Know your status ”

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first world day of the fight against AIDS. Thirty years of activism by the hand, among others, of artists such as Pepe Miralles who exhibits this month at the IVAM Elisa. Thirty years of activism and solidarity in defense of universal access to vital services to treat and prevent HIV.

This year, especially at the state level, demands greater attention to the prevention of infection, as Ramón Espacio, president of the CESIDA (State HIV and AIDS Coordinator), denounces that “prevention is where we continue to fail”.

European Week of HIV and Hepatitis C Test

The HIV and Hepatitis C test week is an initiative of HIV Europe, born in 2013. Its purpose is to increase and join efforts in the early diagnosis of these infections. This year, as it has been done years ago, under the motto “treat and prevent. Take the test “several devices will be distributed so that they can perform extraordinary rapid tests in places like the Student’s House of the Vera Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València.