Why World AIDS Day & what is the symbol of 'Red Ribbon' ?

World AIDS Day is observed every year on 1 December to make people aware of HIV (HIV) infection. The WHO first started celebrating World AIDS Day globally in August 1987. According to Health line news, it was started under the name of James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, associated with the mice awareness campaign. The President of the United States made an official announcement for World AIDS Day in the year 1995, after which World AIDS Day was celebrated all over the world. AIDS is a disease that affects the body's ability to fight infection. Even after all these years, there is no effective cure for AIDS. The theme this time is to end the HIV epidemic: resilience and impact. Know the history, symptoms and other interesting things about AIDS through the next slides.

Objective of World AIDS Day :The purpose of celebrating World AIDS Day is to raise awareness among people of all ages about AIDS, an epidemic caused by HIV infection. AIDS is one of the biggest health problems of modern times. According to the UNICEF report, more than 36.9 million people have fallen prey to HIV, while according to the data released by the Government of India, the number of HIV patients in India is around 2.7 million.

Who approved this idea and started celebrating December 1 in 1988 as World AIDS Day. It was decided by him to celebrate 1 December every year as World AIDS Day.

The AIDS ribbon was launched by the White House of America on World AIDS Day and became an iconic symbol. The red ribbon has now become an internationally recognized symbol for AIDS awareness, worn in support of people living with HIV. Also on 1 December this year, people from all over the world will be pinning on their red ribbons as they celebrate World AIDS Day.

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