The City of Tshwane supports World AIDS Day. Under the theme "She conquers," The City has embarked on activities aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy, discouraging the practice of having multiple partners, and promoting behavioural change.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. The City of Tshwane also supports the global theme: Let our action count; it is my right to know my HIV status; prevention is my responsibility. The City of Tshwane encourages us to make our actions count and take personal and collective responsibility to prevent new HIV infections.
In 2016 alone, about 270 000 people became newly infected with HIV. What are you doing to help prevent new HIV infections?
Wear a red ribbon today and show solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS. In this way, you can promote awareness of the battle to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. Discourage substance abuse among your peers and friends as this contributes to the problem in that, after use, they lower your inhibitions and increase the chances of you engaging in reckless behavior that might put you at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.