Events to mark World AIDS Day were staged across the region yesterday, hoping to raise awareness of the spread of HIV.
More than 35 million people have died from the virus world-wide, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Andy Dickenson visited the Sussex Beacon care centre in Brighton and spoke to HIV sufferers David Fray and Ian Wallace, as well as Tabitha Morrison, Clinical Medical Officer.
Video. A unique centre in Sussex helping those affected by HIV is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The Sussex Beacon offers both in-patient treatment and respite care. When it opened, deaths from AIDS were at their peak.
Today, improved drug treatments mean HIV sufferers can survive the condition for many years. But they can still experience stigma and discrimination. Malcolm Shaw reports.