World Aids Day 2019: know why World AIDS Day is celebrated: World AIDS Day is observed every year around the world on December 1 to make people aware of HIV infection. World AIDS Day was first started globally in August 1987 by two individuals, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, associated with the AIDS awareness campaign at the WHO.
In the early days, World AIDS Day was seen to be related only to children and youth. Whereas HIV infection can affect a person of any age. After that, in 1996, the United Nations on HIV / AID (UNAIDS), while handling its promotion and dissemination globally, did a lot of work on communication, prevention and education under the World AIDS Campaign in 1997.
Objective of World AIDS Day-
The aim of celebrating World AIDS Day is to raise awareness among people of all ages about AIDS, an epidemic caused by HIV infection. AIDS is one of the biggest health problems of the current era. According to the report of UNICEF, 36.9 million people have fallen prey to HIV. Whereas according to the data released by the Government of India, the number of HIV patients in India is said to be around 2.1 million.
What is HIV AIDS
HIV is a serious illness resulting from a fatal infection. Which is known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus i.e. HIV in medical language. While people commonly know this as AIDS, ie Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In this disease, a fatal infection attacks the immune system of the person’s body. Because of which the body also becomes unable to fight common diseases. The special thing is that the disease occurs in three stages (primary stage, medical latency and AIDS).
Theme of World AIDS Day 2019-
If you talk about the theme of World AIDS Day 2019, then this time the theme is Communities Make the Difference. Whereas in the year 2018, the theme of World AIDS Day was ‘Know your situation’. Which meant that every human should know their HIV status.