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World’s AIDS day is designated on 1st of December every year to bring awareness about HIV and shower some concern to the people suffering from the same. It was the year 1988 when World’s AIDS Day was first held. It is one of the eight official Global Health campaigns initiated by WHO.
According to avert.org, India has the third largest HIV epidemic population in the world. Approximately 2.1 million people are living with HIV in India and globally there are more than 34 million. Being diagnosed with HIV doesn’t necessarily mean you have AIDS. It just means you are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). AIDS is the last stage of HIV disease. Though the figures are all-time low now, it is not yet wiped out. Some folks still consider it as a taboo and treat HIV patients as untouchables. So, here are some dos and donts’ that we all should and must practice this WAD and otherwise as well.
Five fingers make a FIST
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Love has no boundaries
A little research would be great
Prevention is better than cure
You get what you offer
Talk whenever there is a need
Do not judge a book by its cover
Spread love not rumours
Half knowledge is dangerous
keep calm & share the word!