World AIDS Day was on December 1 and MP Gregg McClymont has asked locals to show support for people living with HIV, improve their understanding of the condition, and show their commitment to tackling HIV.
Despite the growing number of people living with HIV, and improved treatment, public knowledge and awareness about HIV hasn’t kept pace and is actually declining.
He said: “This World AIDS Day I joined forces with the national AIDS Trust’s campaign to encourage more people in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth to better understand HIV by learning these five simple facts about living with HIV in the UK. I was proud to wear a red ribbon to mark this year’s World AIDS Day. With around 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, we must do more to improve HIV prevention and testing, especially given 1 in 5 people with HIV remain undiagnosed, and almost half of people are still being diagnosed late.”