World AIDS Day, marked on 1st December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. 

This year, we encourage people to be tested for HIV and to access appropriate treatment plans to maintain their quality of life. 

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity patron Nathan Wyburn has produced a portrait of Callum Scott Howells, who plays Colin Morris-Jones in It’s A Sin, the channel 4 drama about five friends who grow up in the shadow of AIDS.

Nathan created the portrait by stamping the show’s refrain ‘La’ in red ink to raise awareness of World Aids Day and to celebrate the progress that has been made and the ongoing strives to improve HIV treatment. 

Sexual health services are provided by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Please contact  Cardiff Royal Infirmary Sexual Health Clinic if you need testing or advice. 

In collaboration with the Cardiff City & South GP Cluster, we are running a HIV home testing scheme in Grangetown and Butetown. Anyone living in these areas of Cardiff can get a free HIV self testing kit. For further information: GP Home testing pilot in Cardiff – Fast Track Cardiff & Vale 

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