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Rethink HIV: #KnowHIVNoHIV trends on Twitter; social media joins fight against HIV-AIDS

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 December 2015, 15:04 IST

The HIV prevention and awareness programme on social media is nothing less than a revolution. Breaking through the previous veil of silence on the issue, people are opening up about HIV-AIDS on social media and encouraging others to speak up on the matter.

As the world marks 1 December as AIDS Day, social media is aggressively being used - by charities and individuals alike - to dispel the stigma surrounding the infection.

For the occasion, a UK charity dedicated to transforming the conversation about AIDS, The National Aids Trust, is promoting Worldaidsday.org and is running a campaign titled 'Rethink HIV on social media. The charity has shared some sample tweets and infographics to enhance the understanding of HIV-AIDS among people.

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In the age of viral philanthropy and digital revolution, social media has proved that it has the potential to influence opinions.

Thousands of people took to Twitter to speak up on HIV-AIDS and end the silence:

Join the conversation now!

First published: 1 December 2015, 15:04 IST
 
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