What is aids AIDS is a condition resulting from damage done to the human immune system by HIV. It affects tens of millions of people around the world. The United Nations' (UN) World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year to honour the victims of the AIDS pandemic and focus attention on the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS related conditions.
World AIDS Day World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honour persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics
Themes of world Aids day since 2000 2000 AIDS: Men Make a Difference 2001 I care. Do you? 2002 Stigma and Discrimination 2003 Stigma and Discrimination 2004 Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS 2005 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise 2006 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability 2007 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise - Leadership 2008 Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise - Lead - Empower - Deliver  2009 Universal Access and Human Rights
Global prevalence of AIDS An estimated 33.4 million people living with HIV globally and 2.7 million newly infected in 2008, countries continue to rank AIDS high on the list of the most important issues facing the world.
Reducing Stigma and Discrimination Stigma and discrimination are primary barriers to universal access to HIV treatment, care, and prevention. People living with HIV often face discrimination from health providers, employers, family members or friend
World AIDS Day Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education
Beginning of World Aids Day World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, SwitzerlandBunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December, 1988.
Red ribbon - symbol A simple red ribbon is one of the most widely recognized symbols of HIV and AIDS and the people who live with these conditions. The symbol was presented by the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991. The individuals in this group wished to remain anonymous, keep the image copyright free and create a symbol to raise consciousness of HIV and AIDS.
Significance of Red ribbon The symbol of the World AIDS Campaign consists of a sketched image of a red ribbon and the words "world aids campaign". The words "world" and "campaign" are in black and the word "aids" is in red. The ends of the ribbon merge into splashes of green, blue, purple and orange. The splashes of colour can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but are often taken to indicate the diversity of people living with HIV and AIDS.
Global theme for 2009 and 2010 The global theme for 2009 and 2010 World AIDS Day is "Universal Access and Human Rights" chosen by The World AIDS Campaign. This theme encourages us to deepen understanding, develop partnerships and challenge discriminatory laws, policies and practices that stand in the way of access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support
World AIDS Day 2010 The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
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Women living with HIV/AIDS face strikingly high levels of stigma he online survey, conducted by Harris Interactive for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, questioned nearly 5,000 respondents ages 18-44 and covered HIV risk and responsibility, impact of gender-based violence, and women’s access to healthcare and health information, as well as attitudes towards HIV-positive women.
Red Ribbon Express’ rides the rails to raise youth AIDS awareness in India The aim behind the project is to bring the HIV/Aids-affected persons to the mainstream for socio-economic development then merely showing it as a medical or public health issue, Das said.
vaginal gel showing reduced risk of HIV infections in women The results announced today at the XVIII International AIDS conference in Vienna showed a significant reduction in risk of HIV infection in women who used a new generation of microbicide gels, one that contains the antiretroviral drug tenofovir
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control."
Youth contribute for hiv prevention Young people are leading the prevention revolution by taking definitive action to protect themselves from HIV. A change is happening among young people across the world, especially in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
High-burden countries that have achieved a 25% reduction in HIVprevalence among young people*‡ by 2010 1. Botswana ‡ 2. Côte d’Ivoire 3. Ethiopia 4. Kenya 5. Malawi 6. Namibia 7. south Africa‡ 8. Tanzania‡ 9. Zambia‡ 10. Zimbabwe‡
Declines of more than 25% 11. Burundi 12. Lesotho 13. Rwanda 14. Bahamas 15. Haiti
Protection from aids Protect yourself or your partner by using a condom during sexual intercourse If you are a partner are at risk, avoid mouth contact with the penis, vagina, or rectum Avoid all sexual activities which could cause cuts or tears in the linings of the rectum, vagina, or penis
Protection from aids If you have been infected with the AIDS virus. Do not share intravenous drug equipment Antiviral medications may be prescribed for unanticipated sexual or injection drug use exposure to HIV. Treatment for the exposed person must begin within 72 hours
Antiretroviral therapy Standard antiretroviral therapy (ART) consists of the use of at least three antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to maximally suppress the HIV virus and stop the progression of HIV disease. Huge reductions have been seen in rates of death and suffering when use is made of a potent ARV regimen
new UNAIDS Outlook The new UNAIDS Outlook report outlines a radically simplified HIV treatment platform called Treatment 2.0 that could decrease the number of AIDS-related deaths drastically and could also greatly reduce the number of new HIV infections.
Unaids call on countries to implement It calls on countries to implement a comprehensive set of programmes that put young people’s leadership at the centre of national responses, to provide rights-based sexual and reproductive health education and services and to empower young people to prevent sexual and other transmission of HIV infection among their peers
Unaids champion issues on aids UNAIDS urges the removal of all punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS including in the areas of sex work, travel restrictions, homophobia and criminalization of HIV transmission.
HIV breakthrough as scientists discover new vaccine to prevent infection The world's largest HIV/Aids vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers was the first in which infection has been prevented, according to the US army, which sponsored the trial with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. A medical trial in Thailand has raised hopes of a major breakthrough in the fight against Aids after scientists said an experimental vaccine had reduced the risk of HIV infection by a third.
Swedish Study of HIV vaccine A Swedish HIV vaccine study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Karolinska University Hospital and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI) has produced surprisingly good results. Over 90 per cent of the subjects in the phase 1 trials developed an immune response to HIV.
New HIV vaccine hope A team of scientists in the US has discovered two new antibodies that could lead to an HIV vaccine. Researchers from the Scripps Institute in California, the International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and US-based biotech companies Theraclone Sciences and Monogram Biosciences discovered these two broadly neutralising antibodies using high-throughput screening of serum from patients infected with HIV.
AIDS space connects the patients AIDS space is an online community for connecting people, sharing knowledge, and accessing services for the 33.4 million people living with HIV and the millions who are part of the response.
Face book and aids day On World AIDS Day, we're asking these people to come together to show their support in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Let's turn Face book (RED) — you can change your profile picture to any of the (RED) images at our Face book.
Google, Twitter call attention to World AIDS Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2010 The mission of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is to build the capacity and increase awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention, care and treatment among Black Americans. February 7, 2009 marks the ninth year of this annual event.
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Bill Gates Remains Optimistic About AIDS Fight “We all celebrate the five million people receiving antiretroviral treatment, up from just half-million just 6 years ago. We all celebrate that since 2001 the rate of infection has fallen 17 percent. It’s not enough, but it’s certainly a move in the right direction.”
the best gift to aids patient Be kind Sometimes I have a terrible feeling that I am dying not from the virus, but from being untouchable. Amanda Heggs
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