World AIDS Day is on December 1 every year. This is an opportunity for people all over the world to unite in the fight against HIV, to stand in solidarity with those who are infected, and to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses.
The global HIV response is in danger even though HIV remains a severe public health issue that affects millions of people worldwide.
The recent halt in HIV objective progress and resource exhaustion put many lives at risk. Multitude of issues, including division, inequality, and disregard for human rights. HIV is a global health epidemic.
Theme, History, Significance of World AIDS Day:
“Equalize” is a theme that encourages action. It is a call to action for all of us to pursue the tried-and-true strategies. Which is important to eliminate inequalities and support the fight against AIDS. The method’s are:
Increase the accessibility, acceptability, and quality of services for HIV prevention, treatment, and testing in order to ensure that everyone is healthy.
Reforming laws, policies, and practices will help address the prejudice and exclusion experienced by HIV-positive individuals as well as by significant and disadvantaged communities. By doing this, people will be treat everyone with respect and acceptance.
To ensure equitable access to the most cutting-edge HIV science, ensure technological interchange. This is for between regions as well as between the Global South and the North.
On December 1st, 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established World AIDS Day. Main aim is to encourage information sharing among local and federal government agencies, and private persons. When the first World AIDS Day was commemorated in 1988, it was thought that between 90,000 and 150,000 people had HIV, which causes AIDS.
World AIDS Day was organized by WHO until 1996, who also came up with the annual themes and activities. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) then took up these responsibilities. The World AIDS Campaign (WAC) began by UNAIDS in 1997. With the goal of increasing AIDS awareness and integrating AIDS knowledge on a global basis.
In the entire world, 38 million people are HIV positive. Despite the virus being discovered only in 1984, it has been one of the worst pandemics in history, killing close to 35 million people.
This Day is important because it serves as a reminder to the populace and the government that HIV is still a major issue that needs immediate funding, increased awareness, the eradication of prejudice, and better educational opportunities.
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