AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.
Observed on December 1st each World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The day also offers an opportunity to remember and honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS.
The day was first conceived in August 1987 by WHO’s Global Programme on AIDS and today the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) chooses different annual themes around the social, political and health aspects of the disease. In 2009 the theme was Universal Access and Human Rights.
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