World Aids day, to be held on 1st of December , is an opportunity for people all across the world to unite and fight against the deadly disease . The day marks a special significance for the people suffering from the disease and also creates awareness among other healthy citizens about the HIV virus and how it can be prevented. It is one of the eight official health campaign initiated by World Health organization along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS has killed more than 36 million people so far and as per a WHO estimate the same amount of people are living with the HIV virus in their system. The disease kills 2 million people every year and this rate has increase gradually.
The idea was first conceived by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter in August 1987. 1st December was finalized at it would maximize the coverage to the cause and would augment people’s perception towards the disease. In its first two years of Inception , the theme focused purely on effects of the virus on Children and young population.
Why the day is important
Today , Scientific advancement has helped physicians across the world to treat and cure the disease if detected early or in the nascent stage . But still there are a million of people suffering from the disease and not able to afford any proper treatment. People celebrate the day by wearing a red ribbon so as to mark solidarity to the people suffering from the disease . United Nation organize various programmes across the world so that it can raise funds for the patients who cannot afford treatment of this deadly disease.
How can you contribute ?
You can also contribute to this great cause by donating some money and helping those who are reeling under the pain of this deadly virus. To donate please click on the link and help those suffering.