CAFE supports World AIDS Day 2017

 

World AIDS Day 2017

Today is World AIDS Day 2017, providing an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

 

World AIDS Day became the first ever global health day when it was founded in 1988, and is held annually on 1 December.

 

Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have HIV. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

 

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

 

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.

 

For further information, please visit the World AIDS Day website here.