World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

Every year 1 December is dedicated to celebrate World AIDS Day to spread awareness of the HIV infection and unite ourselves to fight against AIDS related diseases.

Since 1988, governments worldwide don the red ribbon to support people living with HIV and build an acceptable perception of the virus. The theme of World AIDS Day 2022 is to Equalize.

Late Princess Diana in April 1987 opened the UK's first purpose built HIV/Aids unit that exclusively cared for patients infected with the virus, at London Middlesex Hospital.

In front of the camera she shook the hand of a man diagnosed with the virus to tear down taboos attached to it.

Symptoms of this sexually transmitted disease include fever, fatigue, pain in abdomen and while swallowing, sores or swelling in the groin area, ulcers in the mouth or white tongue, etc.

Over 38 million people around the globe are infected with the HIV virus. It was only discovered until 1984, therefore many poor souls have gone unidentified before.

World AIDS Day encourages pupils to get tested for AIDS and bring down the irrational and false knowledge of the illness.

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