Today is International World Aids day when we focus on this disease that is particularly severe in many parts of the world and in particular Africa where many are affected. We also think of the major advancements in medicines that prolong life but are not affordable for many.
More than 2 million people with HIV have been put on drugs to keep them well in the past year, according to the UN, but medical experts say there needs to be an exponential rise to comply with new guidelines.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
The global World AIDS Day theme for this year continues on from last year’s theme: Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.