￼￼World AIDS Day on the first of December, is not just about raising money, but also about fighting the disease and prejudice, by spreading awareness.
World AIDS Day themes 2006 – Stop AIDS; Keep the Promise – Accountability 2005 – Stop AIDS; Keep the Promise – Make the Promise 2004 – Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS 2003 – Stigma & Discrimination 2002 – Stigma & Discrimination 2001 – I care. Do you? 2000 – AIDS : Men make a difference 1999 – Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People 1998 – Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People 1997 – Children Living in a World with AIDS 1996 – One World, One Hope 1995 – Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities 1994 – AIDS & the Family 1993 – Act 1992 – Community Commitment 1991 – Sharing the Challenge 1990 – Women & AIDS 1989 – Youth 1988 – Communication
“Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise” is this year’s theme – an appeal to governments and policy makers to ensure they meet the targets they have agreed to in the fight against HIV and AIDS. This will be the focus till 2010. World AIDS Day is organized by WAC (World AIDS Campaign). Before 2005, it was organized by UNAIDS. The Red Ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day as a token of solidarity. The red ribbon started as a “grass roots” effort, and as a result there is no official red ribbon, and many people make their own. It’s easily done – just use any ordinary red ribbon and a safety pin!
The biggest battle against the war on AIDS is being fought in research laboratories. The latest entrant and possibly a more potent form of treatment over the conventional anti-retroviral drugs is Gene Therapy. The results of experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and VIRxSYS (a biotechnology firm based near Baltimore) published in the NY edition of The Economist of November, 9th 2006 are very promising. If later trials confirm the early positive results, it could be the long-awaited anti-HIV vaccine. 3 Small things you can do to make a BIG difference: Wear a red ribbon – Carry a few in your pocket to pin on your friends! Protect yourself and your partner. If you are worried – get tested! Make copies of articles like this one and send them to everyone you know – make it viral!
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