1st of December marks the World Aids Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
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…
There are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus in the World.
1st of December it’s 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.
Around the world, there’s tons of events that are being organized to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.
In Brazil, for example, they are organizing a massive walk on the streets of Sao Paulo. <<This is a great initiative where people come together for a good cause, fighting against stigma and discrimination >> says Ivan Batista, Coordinator of LGBT Policies in Sao Paulo. You can find more info about this event here. That’s a great example of a good initiative!
If you have any doubt about World Aids Day or how to help, find more information here. Find if there’s an event around you and if not, why not doing your own? 🙂
Let’s all take part of this day and let’s keep up with the fight against HIV together!
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