World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The HIV virus attacks the immune system of the patient and reduces its resistance to other diseases. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

6 thoughts on “World AIDS Day

  1. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I agree with the others: a vaccine would be helpful! I know HIV is a tricky bastard, but as well as the experts did with producing a COVID vaccine, perhaps they can figure out an HIV vaccine. Have you heard about the progress they’re making on a malaria vaccine? That would save countless lives also.

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