World Aids Day – An Epidemic That Will End Soon
What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus is what HIV stands for. This virus is responsible for harming the immune system by killing the white blood cells that are helpful in fighting against infection. This makes you exposed to the risks for serious infections and certain types of cancers.
What is AIDS?
AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. When the HIV reaches its last stage then it becomes the deadly infection AIDS.
WHAT IS WORLD AIDS DAY?
World AIDS Day that takes place on 1st December each year is the first ever global health day. It was founded in the year 1988 to address the major problem and health consequences of HIV/AIDS. This day is observed to unite people to fight against HIV, show support for the people who are suffering from HIV-AIDS.
WHY WORLD AIDS DAY IS IMPORTANT?
The world aids day is aimed to counter the global issue of rising HIV AIDS and to get people around the world together to propagate the need to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. This day focuses to encourage AIDS prevention, treatment and care. This international health issue is to be addressed to create a healthy world.
World Aids Day is important as it is a reminder every year that HIV has not moved out and there is still much more need to raise money to promote awareness and improve the education.
It is a chance for people all over the world to come together in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS.
WHAT IS THE THEME OF WORLD AIDS DAY 2019?
The theme for the year 2019 is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. The communities will always play a major role in combating the pandemic HIV-AIDS.
WHO is highlighting the difference these communities are making to end the HIV epidemic. They help in drawing global attention for the need of strengthening ourselves and the requirement of primary health care that is accessible to all.
GLOBAL REPORTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS
Although, today there is so much advancements being made in the treatment but it isn’t able to cure the disease to the fullest. Despite the more deaths and case are seen as people exactly don’t know about the protection, precautions and cure of the condition.
- Globally, almost 36.7 million people who have the virus. AIDS is one of the most deadly pandemics that have caused more that 35 million deaths.
- Today 4 in 5 people with HIV get tested and 2 in 3 get treatment.
- Estimated 37.9 million people living with HIV at the end of 2018.
- 79% were diagnosed with AIDS
- 62% received treatment
- 53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus with low risk of infecting others.
WHO HELPED IN CREATING A HEALTHY WORLD?
The success that we can see today is the contribution made by thousands of HIV members and the community’s key population networks, community health workers. Out of which many themselves are living with or are affected by HIV.
World AIDS Day 2019 provides an opportunity to turn our commitments into action, to ensure the role of communities for HIV and health progresses upward.
This year #RockTheRibbon” Together in 2019 is to stand in unity with people living with HIV, promote awareness, fight the stigma, combat loneliness and seclusion and support is every manner for anyone who needs it.
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