Our battle is not finished, but our goals today would have been unimaginable two decades ago. No more discrimination. No more HIV infections. No more AIDS-related death. And no one gets left behind.
Globally, 37 million people are living with HIV. In the UK, 15 people are infected every day. Although HIV medical care is now excellent and affordable, more than 1 in 10 people living with HIV don’t know their status because they haven’t been tested. Andrew Bates was one of them.
“The minute I heard those test results I thought ‘I’m going to die’ and that ‘nobody will ever want me again’. I just thought this was the start of a very miserable existence.”