World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988, and it takes place on 1 December each year which gives an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness. There were 38.0 million people Globally, who have the virus. Aproxally, 36.2 million people adults and 1.8 million children between (0-14 years old). The virus beings to identify in 1984, more than 35 million people had died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
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The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign includes resources and partnerships aimed at stopping HIV stigma and promoting HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. This Campaign has launched by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative.
Let’s Stop HIV Together empowers communities, partners on the ground, and healthcare providers to reduce stigma among all Nations, prevent HIV among the hardest-hit populations, and help people with HIV stay healthy.
- South Africa has the biggest HIV epidemic in the world, there were 7.7 million people living with HIV.
- Nigeria has the second-largest HIV epidemic in the world, there were 3.2 million people living with HI
- India has the third-largest HIV epidemic in the world, there were 2.1 million people living with HIV.
Overall, India’s HIV epidemic is slowing down. Between 2010 and 2017 new infections declined by 27% and AIDS-related deaths more than halved, falling by 56%. The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is a division of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership to HIV/AIDS control programs in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies. It estimated that 2.14 million people lived with HIV/AIDS in India in 2017.
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