HIV testing campaign at Notting Hill Carnival 2015

In recognising that AIDS is often diagnosed late in the black community of Britain, the Do It London campaign will, for the first time, have a presence at the Notting Hill Carnival, which is an annual event that celebrates Caribbean culture and was originally started nearly 50yrs ago.

AIDS being diagnosed late in black people of all origin is due to a reticence to test. Hence when an AIDS-defining illness is found in a black person and they unfortunately then test positive for HIV, they are said to have AIDS and could’ve avoided illness by earlier testing and treatment. Yet if one is monogamous and not using injected drugs it’s understandable as to why one would ignore HIV testing.

The Do It London campaign appearing exclusively at an event that promotes Caribbean culture insinuates that black people are not only ignorant of testing but are the most likely to carry and spread HIV and AIDS.

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