world AIDS day and HIV prejudice is still an issue in the UK. The UNAIDS website has harrowing statistics about the rapid growth and spread of the disease. Prevalence in sub saharan africa continues to be a major issue. Wei Lai hopes that today will bring greater attention and awareness of the disease and support for those suffering directly or indirectly as a result of HIV infection. Education can go a long way to reduce the risks of transmission.
To help raise awareness the independent newspaper is running a special edition today edited by Elton John.