The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year on 1st of December to raise awareness of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. The day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and ..
Pandemics: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
The World AIDS Day (WAD) is observed every year all over the world on December 1 to raise the public awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Under the 2017 theme “Right to health”, the World Health Organization (WHO) will ..
Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, an acclaimed South African Indian-origin AIDS researcher, has been appointed as a UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV. Professor Abdool Karim is one of the world’s leading AIDS researchers and has made pioneering contributions to understanding the HIV epidemic among young people, especially among young women. She is a strong ..
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been appointed as the new Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS. She will assist the agency to achieve its goal of eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015. Bachchan will help spreading awareness on issues related to curbing new HIV infections in children and urge for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
As per the latest UNAIDS Report, there is a steady decline in the newly contracted HIV infections among children. As per the UNAIDS Report: About 330000 children were newly infected in 2011, which implied a drop of 24 % in the new HIV case among children since 2009. Around 60 % of the 1.5 million ..