Health Days 2022

World AIDS Day

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 to demonstrate international solidarity against this pandemic. It has become one of the most popular 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.
  • 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 availability of related treatment and protection services.
  • Develop policies and provide standard and technical guidelines to assist countries to boost intervention in the health sector; to combat HIV/AIDS.
  • 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.
  • At the end of 2021, the number of people infected with AIDS was about 33.9-43.8 million.

Official Date:
Globally: December 1st, 2022
Locally: Jumada al-awwal 7th, 1444H

(End Inequalities. End AIDS)

Last Update : 07 December 2022 10:15 AM
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