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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

world aids day

World AIDS Day is held on December 1st every year. It's an international day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. The first World AIDS Day was celebrated in 1988. This year’s theme for the day is “human rights and access to treatment" and was chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and make HIV prevention, treatment, care and support accessible to all. The theme acts as a call to countries to remove laws that discriminate against people living with HIV.

According to new data in the 2009 AIDS epidemic update, new HIV infections have been reduced by 17% over the past eight years. Since 2001, when the United Nations Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was signed, the number of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa is approximately 15% lower, which is about 400,000 fewer infections in 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As it isin the whole world, Uganda also joined the rest of the world to mark the some day, unlike in the past , the infections has increased amongst the marrieds in Uganda, hence this doesnot only the reduce on the population of the country but also registering agreat number of orphans and helpless children. It was estimated that the number of ophans has increased to almost 2.5 aids ophaned children, and to make matter worse, 0.5m of the orphans are carriers.
Dear friends stay faithful to your partners, or use condoms and perfectly abstaine from sex!!!