AIDS is a public health issue, perhaps the most important issue recorded in history. Although the AIDS epidemic reached its peak in 2005 and has declined in today's time compared to then, there are 37 million people worldwide who are HIV-positive. Apart from this, by 2017, AIDS is responsible for 41.5 million deaths out of 28.9 million people worldwide. It is very important to increase awareness about this disease. This is the reason that WHO has identified World AIDS Day as one of the eight official global campaigns.
What are World AIDS Day?
The first December is the day named as World AIDS Day, an international day which means AIDS There is a need to spread awareness. However, the only reason for celebrating this day is not to spread awareness. It provides opportunities to the common people to cooperate with those people who are HIV-positive. It is also a day to remember those who have died from this disease. This is a day dedicated to the universal public health issue.
The importance of World AIDS Day
The fact that the spread of AIDS is not as current as it was before. Thanks to the awareness campaign, scientific advancement and new therapies, we can better understand the disease and combat it. However, we can not ignore the fact that around 37 million people are living with this disease and this transition is being heard in different areas. Apart from this, people with AIDS are still subject to discrimination and live in fear of stigma. Therefore, it becomes very important to remind everyone that AIDS is still present in very large quantities. For the government and the public to spread awareness, mobilize the money and those who are HIV-positive, continue to oppose bias and discrimination against them. This is the reason that World AIDS Day is celebrated annually as a reminder so that people remember that AIDS is not completely over.
HIV can be transferred in three ways:
HIV can be passed through blood transfusion, although these days it is quite unusual. Most developed countries have strict blood tests before the procedure, that blood transfusion is not infected. However, there is another way for blood to pass from one person to another and it is through sharing of needles that many drug users often do. If these needles are shared by someone who is HIV-positive, then the virus is transferred to that person with whom they are sharing.
Perinatal - If a pregnant mother is HIV-positive, her child may have to undergo a virus. This can occur during pregnancy, during or after delivery, or during breastfeeding.
Sexual transmission - HIV can be transferred through the sharing of body fluids during sexual intercourse. These liquids contain genital, rectal and oral fluids. This means that without the protection of condoms, the virus can be transmitted through oral, illegal or viral sex. This can happen even when sex toys are shared with someone who is HIV-positive.
Once the findings have been detected that it is HIV-positive, it becomes difficult to handle it herself. However, with the help of treatment available to prevent the spread of the disease, patients suffering from HIV can still lead a long, healthy and productive life.
“विश्व एड्स दिवस मनाना है, एड्स पीड़ीतों को समाज में उचित सम्मान दिलाना है”