World AIDS day is observed on December 1, every year. The day is observed to spread awareness about HIV, to remember those who have lost their lives to HIV and to come together to fight against HIV. The target of making the world free from AIDS in 2030 is just eight years away. This year's theme of world AIDS day is 'Rock the Ribbon'.
In 1988, James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter designated World AIDS Day. They both become the information officers for the AIDS Global Program of the World Health Organisation (WHO). To establish and analyse control over the pandemic that has claimed so many lives and is a threat to many more. On World AIDS Day, we need to take a step and work on spreading awareness about the global threat of diseases.
In 2022, the national AIDS trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV. They are focusing on securing the rights of people living with HIV and fighting the stigma and discrimination done with HIV patients.
People need to come together in the battle against HIV, support them and remember those who have passed away from an AIDS-related illness. HIV is a serious public health concern which affected millions of lives. As a result of recent stagnation in HIV, many lives are at stake due to resource depletion. Corona Virus has put a hold on the testing and treatments of HIV but now, there is a need to gear up to achieve the 2030 goal.
Not only due to physical health concerns but also the inequality, division and contempt for human rights, HIV becomes a global health epidemic. The slogan for a call to action is "Equalize". We need to work together for the practical actions needed to address inequalities. Helping end AIDS should be our main focus.