Every December 1, is celebrated as World Aids Day. Well, there are a number of facts to commemorate World Aids Day which this year is celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
Aids Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the worldwide AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of the HIV virus.
Every year, right on 1 December is celebrated as World Aids Day by conducting various socialization about Aids disease.
To commemorate the day, various ways are carried out by the community or government institutions.
This year is the 29th anniversary of AIDS Day.
Commemorating World AIDS Day is incomplete if you don’t know about this Aids Day.
Reporting from Wikipedia and other sources, here are some facts about World Aids Day:
AIDS Day was first coined in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officials for the Global AIDS Program at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
They presented their ideas to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global AIDS Program.
Their idea was finally approved by Dr. Mann.
In 1998, this concept was initiated during a meeting of the World Health Ministers Meeting on programs for AIDS prevention.
Since then, December 1 has been commemorated by the government, international organizations and charitable foundations around the world as World AIDS Day.
With the UN-Joint Program for HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) started working in 1996. Unaids created a world-range AIDS campaign in 1997 to communicate, prevention and education throughout the year. Unison not criticized as the AIDS day theme in the first two years. At that time, the theme of the AIDS day of the world is centered to children and young people. This theme gets criticism because all in reality all ages can be infected with HIV and suffering from AIDS and not only children and young people.
3. Become an independent organization
Previously, AIDS global campaign organizations were not yet independent organizations.
In 2004, worldwide AIDS campaigns became independent organizations.
4. Different themes each year
UNAIDS has been leading the World AIDS Day campaign since the establishment of the World AIDS Day organization.
Since it was formed until 20114, UNAIDS has chosen annual themes in consultation with other global health organizations.
However, since 2008, the theme of the world AIDS day was chosen by the Global AIDS Day Global Steering Committee after going through extensive consultations with many parties, organizations and government institutions involved in the prevention and care of victims of HIV / AID.
World AIDS Day from 2005 to 2010, the theme was “Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise” with an annual sub-theme.
5. Aids symbol
The red ribbon is a symbol that is always used as a symbol of concern.
The red ribbon symbol is used internationally to symbolize the war on AIDS.
This ribbon is a symbol of concern for people affected by HIV / AIDS.
The origin of this band was from a group of artists who were concerned about AIDS in New York in 1991.
They determine the red ribbon symbol to unite the world to care about the spread of aids.
In addition, this ribbon also symbolizes blood, a passion for life, and fighting disease.