World AIDS Day
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World AIDS Day is observed every year on 1 December.
It is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, support people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from AIDS-related illness.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by the human immuno deficiency virus (HIV), has so far claimed the lives of 40.1 million people.
At the end of 2021, there were 38.4 million HIV-positive persons worldwide, of whom 25.6 million were from the African region.
HIV remains a serious public health concern affecting millions of people globally.
The theme of the 2022 World AIDS Day
"Equalize" is this year's World AIDS Day theme.
It's a rallying cry to get serious about addressing disparities and doing everything we can to end AIDS.
Therefore, it is important to increase patient access to HIV treatment, testing, and prevention services by improving the availability, quality, and usability.
Background of the day
The day was first observed in 1988 by WHO.
The day was conceived by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two information officers for the Global Program on AIDS.
These officers worked for the World Health Organization in the Global Program on AIDS.
James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter took their proposal for a World AIDS Day to Jonathan Mann, director of the Global Program on AIDS, who liked the idea and recommended starting the first World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988.
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