On 1 December, World AIDS Day brings people from all over the world together to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and show international unity in the face of the pandemic. It is an opportunity for people around the globe to join against HIV, show solidarity for people living with HIV, and mourn the deaths of people living with AIDS. Established in 1988, the first-ever global health day was World AIDS Day.
Importance of AIDS Day
In the UK, over 103,800 people are living with HIV. There are an estimated 38 million individuals worldwide that have the virus. More than 35 million population have lost their lives of HIV or AIDS, despite the virus being only detected in 1984, making it one of the most deadly pandemics in history.