International Women's Day is on Monday March the 8th and this year's theme is all about choosing to challenge gender inequalities in society.
So with that in mind, The Eddystone Trust are choosing to challenge HIV related stigma in an effort to overcome the disparities that exist with HIV diagnoses between men and women. Unfortunately, the impact of discrimination continues to detrimentally affect outcomes for women in many areas of life including in relation to HIV.
In short this issue is down to multiple complex issues including (but not exclusively):
- Gaps in health care provision
- A lack of understanding about issues affecting women
- Women are less likely to access testing than men
- Having open dialogue about sex
We are not choosing to challenge HIV related stigma in women because it's International Women's Day, we are choosing to challenge HIV related stigma because we know we still have a long way to go in recognising women when it comes to tackling HIV and we are committed to fighting this stigma 365 days a year.
With that in mind please share our message that:
HIV testing is simple, free and easy to access. You can even order a test online with us today by visiting the following webpage:
If you feel the need to reach out to us on the above issues then please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 328 5308