Saving Lives positive ambassador, Tom, will be walking out at the start of tomorrow’s ICC Champions Trophy final in support of those living with HIV in the UK and worldwide. He’ll be acting as a UNAIDS ambassador and promoting both the Thinkwise campaign and the Saving Lives charity. It’s an absolutely fantastic opportunity for him – and a great recognition of all the wonderful work he’s been doing in advocating for greater awareness of HIV.
It’s excellent news that those living with HIV – including those currently unaware of their infection – will be represented and championed at an event with this sort of international profile. At Saving Lives, we’re always aware that promoting awareness and reducing stigma are together the best way to improve health, increase uptake of testing, and improve diagnosis rates.
Congratulations, Tom, and thanks for flying the Saving Lives flag tomorrow. More importantly, though, thanks for representing everyone living with HIV at this superb sporting occasion – and for promoting the importance of HIV awareness to a huge worldwide audience.
You can watch Tom talk about his own experience of living with HIV, and the importance of advocacy and awareness, by clicking here.