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.
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:
Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) December 1, 2015
Requesting everyone to Go for an HIV TEST before donating Blood #KnowAIDSNoAIDS- व्यंग्यपुराण ツ (@VyangyaPuraan) December 1, 2015
Don't separate HIV infected people from society. #KnowAIDSNoAIDS- Meenakshi Goswami (@Sweetseii) December 1, 2015
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