December 1 is celebrated as World AIDS Day every year all over the world. The main motto behind celebrating the day is to raise public awareness about AIDS. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes damage to the immune system.
World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. And each year, different organisations across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavour to increase HIV awareness and knowledge. According to World Health Organisation, “37.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2018, 79 percent received testing, 62 percent received treatment, and 53 percent had achieved suppression of the HIV virus with reduced risk of infecting others.”
The medical sciences found treatments for HIV, and various formulas have been also taken to fight against discrimination and to safeguard HIV patients with proper treatments. Still, there are millions of HIV patients, who still do not have access to tests, treatments and medications for HIV. So it is important to observe the day. It will act as a reminder for all that HIV still exists and we need to fight together to end this the disease. This year the theme for the World Aids Day 2019 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”
World AIDS Day gives the opportunity to fight against HIV. People who have been affected by HIV feel motivated and dare to fight against the fatal disease. In support to create awareness, here are some inspiring quotes to give courage and togetherness in the face of this global epidemic.