The Awareness For Aids Should Not Be Limited To World AIDS Day – We Pick Up The Baton

In 1988, it was agreed that the first observance of the World AIDS days should be on 1st December. The important day was held for the first time in 1987 by James W. Bunn, a former television broadcast journalist from San Francisco and Thomas Netter. These two public information officers suggested at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, that World AIDS day should be kept on December 1st so it will get maximum awareness and coverage by the news media in the West.

After the World AIDS day was started, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ( UNAIDS ) conducted a campaign to promote communication on the deadly disease, educating the masses around the globe along with a study for the prevention on it.

AIDS is a dangerous disease and when the deadly virus was on its onset period many people lost their lives in the initial stage. The latest statistics of 2017 says that due to the AIDS virus 41.5 million people have lost their lives. HIV is the most important and famous global public health issue till date in history.

We should thank for the innovation of anti-retroviral drugs which acts as a drug to control HIV infection. This drug comprises of many agents which have an impact on the different stages of the life cycle of HIV. There is a therapy used in this which acts on the viral targets of HIV disease, and helps in reducing the weight of the deadly virus. This therapy does not lead to death as it has a direct function of maintaining immune system of the human body. AIDS epidemic has decreased a lot currently, and till today 36.7 million people are living with AIDS.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection ( HIV ) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( AIDS ) have only been talked about on World AIDS Day. So today, we decided to talk about it 3 days later, when the world seems to be done with it.

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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