World AIDS Day 2020
Tuesday 1 December is World AIDS day 2020.
An estimated 35 million people have died from HIV or AIDS since it was first identified in 1984. Today, around 38 million people in the world, and around 100,000 people in the UK, live with HIV. Every year, over 4,450 people in the UK are diagnosed with HIV.
World AIDS day was established in 1988 to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS among people and governments, to challenge stigma and to improve education.
The below links are to websites, including the World AIDS Day website, that have information on how to get involved in World AIDS Day. They also contain information about HIV and AIDS relating to clinical practice, education and fundraising.
The SSA has a range of HIV and AIDS information from Journal Club discussions to conference presentations and abstracts. These resources will more specifically relate to people who use drugs.
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs: results from an exploratory study carried out during an ongoing HIV outbreak in Glasgow, Scotland
- Treatment for heroin addiction in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison: reconsidering the impact of HIV and AIDS
- Increased risk of HIV infection and other drug-related harms associated with injecting in public places
- QMJC Feb 2020 – Party and Play’: Online hook-up devices and the emergence of PNP practices among gay men
- Blood borne virus risk behaviours among people who inject drugs in the UK: A qualitative exploration
- Psychosocial factors of sexual practices among women using heroin and other drugs: A systematic literature review
- Chemsex behaviours among men who have sex with men: A systematic review of the literature
- QMJC Sept 2018: Using drugs in un/safe spaces: Impact of perceived illegality on an underground supervised injecting facility in the United States
- Blood borne diseases among addiction patients seeking outpatient treatment in a tertiary addictions management service in Singapore
- QMJC Mar 2018: Don’t leave us this way: ethnography and injecting drug use in the age of AIDS
The SSA does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of the information in external sources or links and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such information.