The world day of fight against AIDS
Starts December with a holiday that makes you think about your health, is the world day of fight against AIDS. On the first day of this month to have fun should not be, because the reason this date – all the danger posed by the disease. December 1, remember the people who fell victim to it, and I warn everyone about the fact that AIDS was not only the plague of the 20th century, and century 21. Date received its name in 1988, when about HIV and AIDS globally, spoke at the world summit of Ministers of health. The initiative was supported by most countries of the world. Every year on this day, in all States celebrate the successes associated with prevention and treatment of disease, and also carry out various activities. To deny the seriousness of the problem of “the plague of the 20th century” there is no sense – in Russia alone deadly virus infected each year tens of thousands of people.
As to the situation in the world, AIDS has long tried to keep in check. In 1996 the UN forces came just six global organizations covering different areas and problems. The HIV / AIDS pandemic has dedicated a special program – UNAIDS. Under the auspices of UNAIDS carry out various global projects for the prevention of disease, provide assistance to countries in the areas of training, prevention and research of the virus, oversee the independence of the person's HIV status.
The day of struggle against AIDS has its own character – red ribbon. Created by artist Frank Moore in 1991, using the analogy with the yellow ribbons worn by his friend family of new York city, hoping to return from the Persian Gulf daughter of a soldier. Group “Visual AIDS” supported the idea. In 2000, the tape is coiled in the upper part as the letter “V” on the contrary, officially became an international symbol of support, compassion and hope for a future without AIDS.