It’s 1st December today. It’s the World AIDS Day. It has been about 30 years since the first cases of HIV were diagnosed. Today, around 35.3 million people are living with HIV and out of this figure, 47 per cent population is female. People have jointly put in efforts to curb this disease and the red ribbon has been a witness to every big and small contribution made irrespective of gender, caste, creed, color and age. Way back in 1991, The Red Ribbon symbol was started off by a group of 12 girls in order to spread awareness about the pandemic.
Now, every year, the first day of December is celebrated as World AIDS day in order to increase social awareness for AIDS that is caused by the HIV virus. Government organizations, NGOs and civilians come together to for discussions, speeches and sessions for the betterment of the humankind. It is campaigned by the WHO or the World Health Organization along with a number of health organizations.
“Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”
This is the theme of 2014 Aids Day. Let us all together join hands to curb a disease that is eating away the mankind. As a traveller, always keep in mind that you maintain safety and keep precautions handy. Together, we can change the world. Together, we will.