World AIDS Day 2014

KEITH HARING

World Aids Day is held each year on 1st December and is an opportunity for people around the world to come together in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people with this virus and to remember those who have died from it.

First held in 1988, World Aids Day was the first ever global health day. With more than 35 million people dying from the virus, HIV is one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Although today many scientific advances have been accomplished in the HIV treatment, the public is still generally unaware of most of the facts about HIV or how to protect oneself or others from the virus.

World AIDS Day aims to remind the public and the government about the dangers of HIV, to raise awareness of the condition, to fight prejudice and to increase education.

worldaidsday.org

To donate: keepachildalive.org  
red.org/en/act/donate  
supportunicef.org