When is World’s AIDS Day and why is it celebrated?

When is World’s AIDS Day and why is it celebrated?

"HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it” 

I guess everyone will be aware of HIV and AIDS. And if someone is not aware of this, they will get knowledge after reading our article on AIDS.

AIDS is an incurable disease caused by the HIV Virus. Now let’s understand what the difference between HIV and AIDS is.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which attacks the human immune system. Whereas AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome which means a medical condition that is caused by HIV Virus which weakens the human immune system.

When is World’s AIDS Day and why is it celebrated?

The entire world celebrates AIDS Day on December 1. This day is celebrated to highlight the work done to eliminate the epidemic. This day is also observed to extend support to those who have to live with the life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The first World AIDS Day was observed in 1988.

HIV is a major public health issue that affects millions of people across the world. This virus attacks the human immune system and reduces its resistance to other diseases, thereby putting the life of the patient at risk.

The theme of 2021 World’s AIDS Day

The theme of World’s AIDS Day 2021 is “End inequalities. End AIDS”.

The theme talks about ending the inequalities that people show towards the people infected with AIDS or HIV. AIDS is non-communicable, so stop ignoring the people facing this syndrome.

How does it spread?

Here are some points by which you will know how does HIV spread:-

  1. Semen or Pre-Seminal Fluid
  2. Blood
  3. Vaginal Fluids
  4. Breast Milk

Prevention Methods

  1. Get HIV tested
  2. Limit your number of sexual partners
  3. Use condoms
  4. Choose less risky sexual behavior
  5. Don’t share your needles, syringes, or other drug equipment with your partner

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