Perfect! You subscribed to newsletter.
Discover the stamp dedicated to the state coordinator of HIV and AIDS (CESIDA), the most representative entity of the citizen movement of HIV and AIDS in Spain. The seal is part of the Health and Wellness series.
CESIDA is made up of 78 entities representing more than 120 organizations in Spain. This year marks 20 years since its founding in 2002, when more than 40 years have passed since the detection of the first case of HIV.
Knowing what "Undetectable = Untransmittable", the motto that illustrates the seal, means is fundamental to ending the stigma associated with HIV. "Undetectable = Untransmittable" means that a person with HIV on treatment and suppressed viral load does not transmit HIV under any circumstances . This evidence is supported by UNAIDS and by the scientific studies PARTNER 1 and 2 .
In addition, CESIDA wants to commemorate with this seal the celebration of the first 'PRIDE+', with which to make visible and defend the rights of the more than 150,000 people with HIV estimated to exist in Spain. It is a unique event in our country that proposes the deployment of a series of public actions to draw attention to the persistence of stigma and discrimination associated with HIV after more than four decades of pandemic, as well as to value 40 years of activism and resilience .
The PRIDE+ is articulated around 4 axes of action: Cultural, sports, training and vindictive, the latter being the transversal axis that vertebrates it and gives meaning. All activities will take place during the autumn of 2022 in Madrid, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of CESIDA. Through this event, the coordinator wants to claim people with HIV as an important part of society.
Visibility is the strategy of the Coordinator against the stigma generated since the appearance of HIV. A high percentage of the population states that they do not know any HIV-positive person and this is because many people with HIV do not talk about their situation for fear of discrimination. As revealed by the Study Beliefs and attitudes of the Spanish population towards people with HIV (2021) there has been a generalized improvement with respect toto the 2012 study, but still 10% of the people surveyed said that they would not maintain any relationship with a person with HIV, and 36.3% of the Spanish population would feel uncomfortable if a partner of their child had HIV.
Product of Filatelia Correos, sold and sent by Correos
Printing: Offset on coated, gummed, phosphorescent paper.
Block sheet size: 150 x 104.5 mm. Seal size: 33.9 X 47.6 mm .
Postal value of the stamp: 4,5€ .
Publication Date: November 10, 2022 .
Print run: 110,000 stamps.
Product exempt from VAT .