Today is the World AIDS Day. It is celebrated every year on 1st December. The purpose of celebrating this day is to create awareness and to diminish the ignorance towards the infected. This is the kind of disease that is not only killing the people out of infection but also due to ignorance. So let us take a look at what this is all about and what is the significance of World AIDS Day. Every year there is a different theme for World AIDS Day. The theme for World AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS”.
World AIDS Day 2021
Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education.
World AIDS Day 2021 History
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. This day was designated by the Public Information Officers, James Bunn and Thomas Netter in August 1988.
World AIDS Day 2021 Significance
The Significance of World AIDS Day is to remind the people about the consequences of HIV and also that this can be easily cured if precautions are taken in advance. The significance of this day is to increase awareness and educate everyone about HIV and how it can be controlled.