World AIDS Day Awareness in Brussels: Embracing Prevention, Treatment, and Community Support

Today, December 1st, marks World AIDS Day—a pivotal moment to amplify awareness about HIV/AIDS, its impact, and the collective fight against this global health challenge. In Brussels, the queer community and its allies stand united in promoting regular HIV testing, informed protection choices, and embracing the latest advancements in treatment and support.

Emphasizing Regular Testing and Protection

Regular HIV testing is key for early detection and effective management of the virus. On this World AIDS Day, we stress the importance of getting tested and staying informed about various protection methods. Utilizing condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and other protective measures significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission, empowering individuals to actively manage their sexual health.

Understanding “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U)

A cornerstone in the battle against HIV/AIDS is the scientifically supported “Undetectable = Untransmittable” or U=U concept. This concept underscores that individuals with HIV who are on effective treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus through sexual contact. It’s a message of hope and progress, showing that with consistent treatment, people living with HIV can lead healthy lives without the fear of transmitting the virus to their partners.

St-Pierre’s S Clinic: A Beacon of Hope

Brussels’ St-Pierre Hospital has recently upgraded its S Clinic, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the community. Specializing in sexual health, this clinic provides comprehensive care and support for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. The new facilities enhance the patient experience, reflecting the hospital’s commitment to exceptional healthcare.

Ex Aequo asbl: A Pillar of Support

Ex Aequo asbl remains a steadfast ally in addressing STI questions and concerns. Located at Rue des Grands Carmes, 20, 1000 Bruxelles (Phone: 02 736 28 61, Website:, they provide education, support, and resources crucial in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Promoting ART and Regular Health Checks

In light of U=U, the importance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and regular health monitoring becomes even more paramount. Engaging with healthcare providers for consistent treatment and monitoring is essential to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, a key step in preventing HIV transmission.

World AIDS Day is not just a day of remembrance but also a call to action. It’s a day to reaffirm our commitment to fight against HIV/AIDS through education, prevention, and support. As we unite in Brussels and beyond, let us continue to spread awareness, encourage regular testing, and support our local health facilities and organizations. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Official information websites in Belgium : (FR) & Sensoa (NL)