For World AIDS Day 2022, AIDSVu draws attention to the importance of addressing health inequities and highlighting the voices of underserved communities in ending the HIV epidemic.
This year’s World AIDS Day theme “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV” encourages people to come together and unite in the fight to eliminate the disparities and inequities that create barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and care. Marginalized populations bear the brunt of the HIV epidemic and addressing the persistent inequities that impact these underserved populations is critical to efforts to combat HIV. Four decades into the fight against HIV and AIDS, it is more important than ever to come together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable communities.
To highlight issues of equity in line with this year’s theme we spoke with Dr. Sayward Harrison, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina, about the impact of HIV on young people in the South, especially those from marginalized communities.
To learn more about World AIDS Day 2022, explore these AIDSVu resources:
- Visualize data on HIV and PrEP use on AIDSVu’s interactive map.
- Find available HIV testing, prevention, and care services near you with AIDSVu’s service locators.
- Read expert-led Q&A blogs to deepen your understanding of the impact of HIV on vulnerable populations
- Share our infographics with friends and family to raise awareness.