Wednesday, December 1, 2010
World Aids Day!
Today is Dec 1 "World Aids Day"
The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Campaign is the leading international organization which plans and implements the observance.
World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away.
Valuable progress has been made in increasing access to HIV and AIDS services, yet greater commitment is needed around the world. Millions of people continue to be infected with HIV every year. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS.
Specially, in low income countries, many do not have access to adequate health care services. Protection of human rights is fundamental to combating the global HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Promoting individual human rights, new infections can be prevented and people who have HIV can look forward to live free from discrimination.
The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day.
Remembering a Loved one or a Friend who has died of Aids.
Let's Continue 2 Raise Awareness 2Gether with one ribbon at a time!
Peace ~ Love ~ Light