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Sunday, 1 December 2019

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day 

World AIDS Day was first visualized by Thomas letter and James W Bunn in the month of August in 1987 they were the public information officers for the AIDS global program at the w-h-o or World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland first December this is the date 

when World AIDS Day is celebrated across the globe it is the first-ever Global Health Day for the first time it was celebrated in the year 1988 and since then every year World AIDS Day events take place across the world to raise awareness and show support for people President of United States living with HIV officially announced World AIDS Day in May

Which was followed throughout the world the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS which is also called un aids came into effect in the year 1996 it is the main advocate for accelerated comprehensive and coordinated global action on the epidemic friends it's which is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV HIV kills or damages the body's immune system.

There two types of HIV virus type 1 and type 2 the type 1 AIDS is the common in India the red ribbon as you can see here is the universal symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV on World AIDS Day this is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate the people who have died because of this virus globally there are an estimated 34 million people More than 3 million people have died from HIV or AIDS, and despite having only 1 virus, it has become the most devastating epidemic in history.

over 1 million people are living with HIV in the UK & India has the third-highest number of estimated people living with HIV in the world I would like to tell you what are the major causes of aids using infected needles having sexual contact with the infected person blood transfusion which is infected with the virus or from an infected mother it could pass on to her child approximately 2.6 million children under the age of 15 years are affected by this virus also an estimated children were newly infected with HIV in 2014 friends 600 children are newly infected with HIV every day

The theme for the year 2011 to 2015 for the World AIDS Day campaign is getting to zero-zero new HIV infections zero discrimination zero AIDS-related death World AIDS Day get to zero no new HIV infections no AIDS-related deaths no discrimination this is the theme for the World AIDS Day friends let us take the lead and pledge our support for World AIDS Day December 1st do remember this date stand up and make a difference by wearing the red ribbon .

World AIDS Day

20 Facts about World AIDS Day

1. World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to show their support for people living with HIV.

2. aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome refers to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. 

3.HIV (human immunodeficiency virus is a virus) that infects the immune system decreasing its ability to fight off other infections and diseases.

4. there are two strains of HIV HIV one which has been traced back to chimpanzees and HIV two which came from a small African monkey.

5. HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sex transmission of infected blood or sharing infected needles. 

6.HIV the virus that causes AIDS was discovered in 1981. 

7.about 35 million people have died from HIV/aids-related causes since its discovery in 1981. 

8.there were thirty-six point seven million people living with HIV worldwide.

9. as of June 2016 18 point two million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy. 

10.worldwide 2.1 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2015.

11.there were 1.9 million children living with HIV around the world in 2015.

12.approximately 74% of HIV/aids diagnoses were in males and 26% in females.

13.every 9.5 minutes someone is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

 14. more than 700 children become newly infected with HIV each day. 

15.sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region with nearly one in every 20 adults living with HIV.

16.the earliest confirmed case of aids and humans comes from Kinshasa the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

17. 80% of people who are infected with HIV experience flu-like symptoms within two to four weeks after becoming infected.

18. aids-related deaths have fallen by 45% since the peak in 2005.

19.HIV testing is quick and easy and boils fluid sample or fingerprint tests can deliver an answer in 10 to 20 minutes.

20. with today's strong drugs early HIV symptoms go away and many HIV-positive people never experience symptoms again

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