December 1st is World Aids Day

December 1st has been chosen worldwide as the World Aids Day. Started in 1988, The commemoration of this day worldwide is an opportunity to show support and compassion for people living with HIV, to keep masses aware and teach them how to protect themselves against it.

According to https://www.worldaidsday.org/about, “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.

Despite the progress made by scientific research, and laws passed on here and there to protect people living with HIV, they are still facing issues and challenges like rejection, stigmatisation and discrimination.

Let us join the Rethink HIV campaign 2015 https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/rethink-hiv , which aims at rethinking outdated stereotypes, challenging myths and be positive about HIV. Do you have HIV positive around you? Ensure to show them love and affection in this particular day!

For more information on how to protect oneself against HIV, https://www.hivaware.org.uk/ , therein are also testimonies of several people living with HIV.

Sources: https://www.worldaidsday.org/about

https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/rethink-hiv