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AIDS Awareness Day

Published / by Aimee / 3 Comments on AIDS Awareness Day

AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on first of December. AIDS is the acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a disease which interests the human immune system and which is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

AIDS Awareness Day is meant to raise awareness of the big number of people killed every year by this destructive virus. HIV weakens the immune system, thus the body’s ability to fight against certain infections and cancers is extremely reduced. AIDS Awareness Day tries to draw an alarm signal, so that more people get engaged in helping AIDS sufferers. HIV is easily spread through unprotected sexual intercourse, injections, infected blood, but also during childbirth or breastfeeding. The main purpose of AIDS Awareness Day is to inform and promote prevention measurements.

In order to mark AIDS Awareness Day, hundreds of activities take place all around the world on 1st of December. Memorials, art shows, candlelight vigils or religious services are hold in honor of people who have died from AIDS. If you want to take your awareness, start by wearing the red ribbon, which is the international symbol of AIDS. This is worn by individuals all around the world in order to show their support or commitment for AIDS Awareness Day.

World AIDS Day was conceived in 1987 and celebrated for the first time one year later. Ever since 1988, various HIV prevention projects were developed, but AIDS is still very common among people of all nationalities and cultures. These programs still need much improvement, and one of the easiest ways to sustain and promote them is to become actively involved in AIDS Awareness Day.

Statistics regarding HIV spreading are alarming, as they show that more than 25 million people have died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome since 1981. So don’t hesitate the next time you have the opportunity to take your awareness! It’s much easier to prevent HIV spreading than to treat it, and it surely doesn’t cost you anything to get involved this year, on AIDS Awareness Day!

Is That Red Ribbon…?

Published / by Hira / 1 Comment on Is That Red Ribbon…?

Red Ribbon You Are Not Alone

Here we go for a little introduction with RED RIBBON!

Red ribbon is a startling precursor representing HIV & AIDS consciousness to each and every one. The red ribbon is a worldwide pictogram of AIDS awareness worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day i-e 1st December every year to exhibit care and apprehension about HIV and AIDS, and also to remind others of the need for their support.

You must know that there are AIDS cares podiums worldwide that hold Red Ribbon as a protectionist measure, these Red Ribbon Centers provide support services for people living with HIV. Services particularly include counseling and education on prevention, treatment and prospective infections. In addition these health centers also provide communal support and financial aid. Moreover these centers also facilitate doctors and medical practitioners to pay special attention on important errands such as patient appointments and follow-up, maintaining confidential patient information, and ensuring that patients have received regular and sufficient medicines.

As far as statistics are concerned; more than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.In spite of the fact that Red Ribbon and other compassionate organizations are frequently operating still In developing and transitional countries, 9.5 million people instantly require life-saving AIDS drugs; of these, only 4 million approx 42% are receiving the drugs.

Keep in mind that there are no copy rights of Red ribbon or no particular manufacturer of Red Ribbon from AIDS organizations, it’s just a matter of a pin and a red colored ribbon, just like people have other ways of protest, and this is a protest against AIDS, Just wearing a Red Ribbon is a great way to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV and its consequences, not only this its a superb style to reduce the prejudice in peoples’ minds for HIV victims.