World AIDS Day
1 December 2017
There are an estimated 34 million people globally who have the HIV virus and over 35 million have died from it since it was discovered in 1984, making HIV/AIDS the most destructive pandemic in history. Only 54% of adults and 43% of children living with HIV are currently receiving lifelong antiretroviral therapy.
World AIDS Day gives people worldwide the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with it and to commemorate the people who have died. This Day reminds everyone that HIV/AIDS has not gone away and there is still a vital need for support, donations and improvement of education on the subject.