Bengaluru, Dec 1: Since 1998, World Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Day is observed annually on December 1st. The mission of World AIDS Day has been to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.
The theme of World AIDS Day 2015 is: Getting to zero; end AIDS by 2030.
The federal theme this year is: The time to act is now.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
#WorldAIDSDay make sure to get checked. One of my relatives died of AIDS and she didn't know until it was too late. We miss her everyday ❤️— Sandra (@PeTina24) December 1, 2015
Don't be afraid to get tested everyone! Know your status. Use a condom every time! Be safe! #WorldAIDSDay— Intersect (@intersect_anu) December 1, 2015
Alphabet to prevent AIDS:A abstinenceB be faithful/monogamousC condomsD dont do/intake illegal drugsE educate oneself#WorldAIDSDay— Lu (@loullipap) December 1, 2015
It's #WorldAIDSDay. Knowledge is power. Get tested.Find out if you're living with HIV so you can keep on living in the best way possible <3— Alix Fox (@AlixFox) December 1, 2015
Many people wear red ribbon on this day to show solidarity, with those who are living with the deadly disease.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 34 million lives have been lost so far and 36.9 million people are presently suffering from AIDS.