AIDS, the disease which has no complete cure, till date is threatening the world, since decades.
A few treat the AIDS affected people as the enemies and eliminate from the world, but a few others extend their support to them. This second category people have generated the ‘WORLD AIDS DAY’ in 1988, to extend their support, to the AIDS affected people, after the virus was identified in 1984.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) day is held on December 1st every year. It raises the awareness across the world and in the community, about the issues surrounding HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus) and AIDS.
Aim of World AIDS day
The major aim of AIDS day is to spread the awareness of HIV and to promote safe sex practices. More importantly, it tries to eliminate the discrimination and encourages them to live their life happily, along with the other people in the society.
Importance of World AIDS day
In the UK, over 100,000 people are living with HIV. There are about 34 million people, who are living with the virus, across the world. Over 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, and so, the disease has turned as the most dangerous one.
Several scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment and there are even laws to protect HIV patients. The significance of World AIDS Day is, it is helpful in reminding the society and the government, that HIV is still there and so there is a need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
What to do on World AIDS day?
Wearing a red ribbon on this day, symbolizes your support to the AIDS or HIV affected people. It is even used as a good opportunity to raise the funds for NAT (National AIDS Trust)
However, not sticking to the single day, it would be better if the momentum is carried throughout the year and thus support the AIDS patients, by making them live a normal life, others are living.
By Phani Ch