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World AIDS Day

"Prevention is better than cure;

Specially when something has no cure."

Annually on December 1st, we commemorate World AIDS Day and reflect upon our worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This year has been especially poignant as we mark 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported and honor the more than 36 million people, including 700,000 in the United States, who have died from AIDS-related illness globally since the start of the epidemic.

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening health condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that interferes with the body's ability to fight infections. It was first observed in 1988.Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic disease that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The immune system of the person who is suffering from the disease gets damaged and also reduces the disease fighting ability of the body.

The U.S. Government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2021—Ending the HIV Epidemic: Equitable Access, Everyone’s Voice—highlights the Biden-Harris Administration’s strong commitment to ending the HIV epidemic globally by addressing health inequities and ensuring the voices of people with HIV are central in all our work. As we prioritize leading the COVID-19 response, including becoming an arsenal of vaccines for the world, and helping every country and community build back better, we must at the same time forge ahead, innovate, and invest in communities to end the HIV epidemic everywhere.

We have made remarkable progress in preventing and treating HIV domestically and globally. Scientific discovery has yielded HIV advances that were unavailable and even unimaginable just a decade ago, supported by people with lived experience, communities affected by HIV, and cooperation among governments, private companies, and academic and research institutions. New discoveries and innovations in HIV research, prevention, care, and treatment have contributed to reducing new HIV transmissions and ensuring individuals with HIV can live long, healthy lives. We have taken important steps to addressing HIV stigma in communities and health care systems.

Despite this tremendous progress, our work is not finished, and the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened hard-won gains. HIV remains a threat domestically and globally, with certain populations and regions of the country and the world bearing most of the burden – and persistent inequities serving as critical barriers – signaling where we must focus our efforts. Informed by voices from the most impacted communities, we remain deeply committed to ensuring equity in our programs, research, and policies and to serving those most in need of support.

As the World AIDS Day theme reminds us, to end HIV domestically and globally, the U.S. government cannot act alone. We will continue to strengthen our relationships with community-based organizations; networks of people with HIV; clinicians and researchers; and state, local, and foreign governments and support innovations that address individual, community, and structural factors and inequities that drive the HIV epidemic. Critically, we will ensure that people with lived experience are valued and at the center of the planning, development, and implementation of our efforts.

On this day, as we reflect on those we have lost to AIDS and we honor the nearly 38 million people living with HIV, we renew our commitment to work with our diverse stakeholder communities to end the HIV epidemic across the United States and around the world. All we have to do is to understand the basics about HIV and ensure our protection and get rid of these social taboos,”

To spread awareness about this day, Our School Gajera Vidhyabhavan Sachin, organized 'Poster Making Competition ' for higher secondary section and the theme was ' WORLD AIDS DAY '. Students made beautiful and amazing posters on related this day. Even Students explained their posters to the students and educators. Our educators also gave information about this day to the students.

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