World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1 to educate people and honour those who have lost their lives due to this deadly disease.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS is a life-threatening disease in which a person’s immune system becomes weak and redundant, thereby causing it to easily get affected by various common infections which in most cases lead to death.
Also termed as HIV or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, AIDS is in fact a later stage complication developed when a person suffers from HIV.
Every year, World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1. This day is celebrated not only to spread awareness about the disease but also to remind the people and the governments that HIV has not gone away.
Many organisations raise funds for scientific research that can help in finding a cure for the disease and save countless lives.
This year the theme of the day is “End Inequalities, End AIDS“.