This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 25th World AIDS Day. The international annual campaign, coordinated by National AIDS Trust (NAT) and the World Health Organization (WHO), has been increasing awareness of the disease, celebrating medical breakthroughs in treatment and remembering ones who lost their lives battling AIDS.
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The theme for this year’s observance is ‘Getting to zero: Zero new infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS deaths’. This year’s campaign urges people to work together in the fight against HIV/AIDS, for a push towards greater access to treatment for all.
Getting to ‘zero HIV infection’ has been the theme of the World AIDS Day since 1988. To make it happen, authorities call all countries, related organisations and volunteers work together to boost the worldwide effort for raising awareness, educating people about HIV/AIDS, fighting prejudice and supporting people who live with HIV.
World AIDS Day thank governments and non-government organisations for their contribution in fight against pandemic. But, reminds that there is still a long way to go and they must increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education on HIV and AIDS.
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This year’s campaign urges people of all ages to get tested for HIV/AIDS and get involved in the cause to make a difference. Show your support this year by wearing the symbolic red ribbon of HIV/AIDS awareness.
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