Health Days 2021

World AIDS Day


Introduction:
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). 
World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. It has become one of the most widely recognized international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have died, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
Facts:
  • There is currently no effective cure. Once people get HIV, they have it for life.
  • HIV can be controlled with proper medical care.
  • People with HIV who receive effective drugs can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.
  • Objectives:
  • Focus on the importance of expanding coverage for preventive and treatment services for HIV infection locally and internationally.
  • Monitor the spread of HIV/AIDS at the international level and the availability of the related treatment and protection services.
  • Develop policies and provide standard and technical guidelines to assist countries to boost intervention in the health sector; in order to combat the HIV/AIDS.
Official Date:
Globally: December 1st, 2021
Locally: Rabiʽ al-Thani 26th, 1443H

Theme:
(End Inequalities. End AIDS)
 


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