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Commemorating World Aids Day. Let’s End it! 

Let’s End It

End Isolation
End Stigma
End HIV transmission
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Dear nursing colleagues: 

We hope this note finds you well. This Friday, December 1st, we once again celebrate World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Let’s End It”. To celebrate this day, we want you to help us share the voices of nurses and midwives who are contributing to HIV epidemic control. 

Please let us know about the role you are taking to end this epidemic-- to end isolation, end stigma and end HIV transmission. As a leader of the largest group of health workers, your experiences and insight matter. Please take a few minutes to write down an example of your contribution to ending this epidemic. Please share it with us- we will compile these statements so that our voices become a chorus for ending HIV transmission, stigma and isolation. If you are on Twitter or Instagram, I would encourage you to also share voice using #LetsEndIt. Please see our contributions below.

“As a nurse educator, I am using my past experience as a frontline nurse to ensure that my colleagues have the knowledge and skills to provide antiretroviral therapy to the people of their communities. This includes HIV testing, HIV treatment and follow up counseling to ensure viral suppression. Nurses and midwives have demonstrated the ability to expand access to high quality antiretroviral therapy. Continuing to educate and train the front line nurse is a key to ending AIDS.” - Susan #LetsEndIt

Please feel free to share this email with your nursing and midwifery colleagues. We would love to hear from them!

From ICAP.