World Aids Day 1st December 2014

November 27, 2014   //   No Comments

World Aids Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.

Government and health officials, non-governmental organisations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.  World AIDS Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Between 1981 and 2012 AIDS killed more than 36 million people worldwide and in 2013 an estimated 35.3 million people were living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history.

There are many events taking place in the UK including vigils, concerts and remembrance events.  Find out what’s happening near you on the World AIDS Day website.

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