AIDS is a very dangerous disease. AIDS is an epidemic disease caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). World AIDS Day provides an important opportunity for health organizations to raise awareness among people about possible access to treatment and preventive measures.
World AIDS Day 2021 Date
World AIDS Day is celebrated every year on 1 December. This day will be celebrated on Wednesday this year.
“End inequalities. End AIDS“is the 2021 theme of World AIDS Day.
World AIDS Day was first observed in August 1987 by James W. Weaving and Thomas Knitter. James W Weng and Thomas Nitter were appointed officials of the World Health Organization’s World AIDS Program (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Jonathan liked the idea of celebrating World AIDS Day and chose 1 December 1988 as World AIDS Day. Let us tell you that, there are total of 8 official days of public health include World AIDS Day. AIDS is one of the biggest health problems of our time. According to UNICEF, 37.9 million people are infected with HIV all around the world. Every day around the world 980 children are infected with the HIV virus, of which 320 die. The first case of AIDS in India was reported in 1986. According to the data released by the Government of India, the number of HIV patients in India is about 21 million.
Significance and Importance
People all over the world wear red ribbons on this day. This has been done to raise awareness among the people about this issue. People also sell this red ribbon to raise money for people fighting the disease.
World AIDS Day reminds international communities and governments that HIV is yet to be completely eradicated. In this direction, it is important to raise more funds, raise awareness, eliminate prejudice as well as educate people about this. This day provides an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people, victims of HIV around the world.
The day is also an opportunity to celebrate global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase awareness and knowledge about HIV, as well as show support for people living with HIV.
Activities or Ideas
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, we should make people aware by telling them about AIDS.
People should be told that if someone near you has AIDS, then do not discriminate against them. Because the HIV virus is not spread by shaking hands, eating food together, and living together.
People should be informed by showing AIDS awareness videos and slides to the business sector, schools, health sector, and local agencies
Relia should be brought out through speakers and exhibitions, and in many places, small fairs related to health should also be organized. Where people are made aware of AIDS by putting up banners and posters.