Tomorrow, the first of December, is World AIDS Day. On this day, we raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. To highlight this day, we interviewed two employees, Amalia and Vasilis, from Thess Checkpoint, the HIV prevention centre in Thessaloniki. They told us more about their work and stigma around HIV and AIDS in Greek society. We also got tested for HIV ourselves to see how the process goes.
A vast amount of citizens in Thessaloniki and people from the suburbs attended the event against HIV and AIDS prevention every year. There is also one organised in Athens, Amsterdam and other European cities, as well as American. It proves to be a successful event as it’s raising awareness concerning HIV and AIDS issues. So far, the message has been spread to the population with great success.