World AIDS Day - December 1

World AIDS Day - December 1

World AIDS Day

This year’s theme is “Getting to zero; End AIDS by 2030”.

AIDS is perhaps one of the most hated diseases around the world. A deficiency so drastic, it costs so many lives around the world. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome abbreviated as AIDS, is a disease that depletes the human immune system and thus causing them to suffer with various other infections like tumors etc. It is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles and child birth.

December 1st is set aside as world aids day by the United Nations. On this day people from various walks of life come together and find ways to spread awareness and tackle this dreadful disease. The idea of World AIDS Day was conceived in 1987 and therefore decided that the first of December every year be declared as world AIDS day.

Each year had a theme for World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is “Getting to zero; End AIDS by 2030”. The main focus is to improve treatment for all HIV affected people around the world.

Out of the entire population of the world, there are over two million deaths caused due to HIV/AIDS affected people. That is an average of five thousand deaths every day. Do these men and women with their little children deserve to die such a horrific death? Are we the ones discriminating? Let us join hands in eradicating this omen out of this world!

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad