Message from UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on World AIDS Day

Saudi football team makes first West Bank visit

Saudi football team makes first West Bank visit

On its 30th anniversary, the World AIDS Day campaign reminds us that we should not become complacent in our response to HIV.

The notoriety and stigma surrounding AIDS had begun some years before the founding of World AIDS Day. Each year World AIDS day has a theme.

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World AIDS Day 2018 will be commemorated on Saturday December first under the global theme "Know your status". The only way to know your HIV status for sure is to get tested. This year the theme for World AIDS Day is 'Know your Status'.

People are encouraged to get blood tests.

World AIDS Day is a day which draws attention to the millions of people around the world living with HIV.

What does the red ribbon worn for World AIDS Day mean? .

"The biggest reason is that the elderly people lack awareness of self-protection and do not know much about AIDS", an expert from the Hangzhou Municipal CDC told The Paper. HIV and AIDS not only have severe physical health consequences but the majority of individuals affected by the debilitating disorder struggle with the psychological stress of their diagnosis, fueled by stigma, discrimination, anxiety, despair, and confusion. But thankfully, 12 artists recognised the need for change.

In this period, AIDS had no specific name: Gay cancer, slim disease, GRIDS (gay-related immunodeficiency syndrome), and wasting disease were all used until "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome" (AIDS) was eventually defined in 1982 as a disease characterised by the onset of an opportunistic infection and compromised immune system, for which an underlying cause was unknown.

Almost a million people still die every year from AIDS.

AIDS was first recognised as an illness in 1984, making it only 34 years old (that we officially know of).

Thankfully, there is now successful HIV treatment and laws to protect victims of the illness. Poorly understood, too, was how it was spread; public awareness campaigns had to convince people that you couldn't catch it from holding hands, or from a toilet seat.

That over time millions of lives all over the world would be lost, and that many millions more would be irrevocably touched by a global epidemic.

In the United Kingdom alone, there are 101,000 people living with HIV. According to the Bournemouth Echo, there are twice as many residents in Bournemouth who live with HIV in comparison to the national average (2013).

Approximately 1 in 3 deaths among people with HIV is caused by TB.

Another day, another preposterous charade by a gang of inept autocrats who don't seem to get the concept of irony, else why would they choose an ungodly homophobe, misogynist, bully, bigot, enemy of marriage equality, slasher of women's health funds and supporter of an egregious pray-away-the-gay Conversion Therapy dubbed "brutal" and "inhuman" to announce ongoing support for an HIV/AIDS relief program his boss/ evil twin actually opposes?

The rapid scale-up of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in 2010 reduced the number of new infections among children by 50% worldwide.

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