Each year, World AIDS Day falls on December 1. It is held to support HIV patients and show solidarity with them. World AIDS Day was first established in 1988. It is about encouraging people to join together worldwide to end the inequalities and gaps that hinder HIV testing, prevention and care.

Each year, organizations associated with the UN, governments and civil society unite to promote campaigns focused on HIV-related topics. This year’s theme and the significance of this date are important.

World AIDS Day 2020: History

The first World AIDS Day was celebrated in 1987. This day celebrates HIV/AIDS awareness and facilitates information exchange between national and local governments, international organisations, and individuals. It was created by James W. Bunn, and Thomas Netter, two public information officers at the World Health Organization in Geneva (Switzerland). UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ) has been organizing and publicizing it since 1996. The president declared December 1, 2017, World Aids Day on November 30, 2017.

World AIDS Day in 2022: Significance

Around 38.4 llion people had HIV by 2021. Of these, 25.6 million were in the WHO African Region. More than 4,139 people in the UK get diagnosed with HIV every year. Discrimination and stigma are still common among those living with HIV.Mi

World AIDS Day has significant significance because it reminds the public as well as the government that it’s a serious problem and that funding is urgently needed.

World AIDS Day in 2022: Theme

World AIDS Day’s theme this year was “Equalize”. UNAIDS states that it is important for everyone to work together to eliminate injustices in the fight against AIDS. This is the latest issue in a long list of themes.

 

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