World AIDS Day 2019: Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community
Since 1988, the 1st December is celebrated as World AIDS day. Objective behind celebrating AIDS is to spread awareness about the deadly disease. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome is an infection spread by Human Immunodeficiency virus that attacks the immune system and damages it permanently.
How is World AIDS Day celebrated?
Different organizations across the globe try to reach out to as many people as possible to educate them about HIV and AIDS. They use different forums to reach out to the last person in the society. It is taken as an opportunity to fight against HIV. The celebration motivates the people affected by HIV to continue their fight until the last breath.
How is world fighting with HIV?
The fight against HIV is fought on different platforms and at different levels. For example, the medical science has found effective treatment for AIDS. Also, the people are educated to prevent discrimination of the AIDS patients. The HIV+ people are proper medical and emotional care to keep their spirits up. But a lot needs to be done before it is too late.
Quick facts about HIV/AIDS
• In 2018, the number of HIV+ people were 37.9 million
• 79% of the patients are receiving testing
• 62% of them have received treatment
• 53% AIDS patients have achieved suppression of HIV with reduced risk of spreading infection
This year the theme for the World Aids Day 2019 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. The world community will take a pledge to remove the HIV virus from the world.