World AIDS Day 2011: Advocacy is “Zero New HIV Infections”

By on Dec 2, 2011 in Announcement, Events, Health, Science, World Comments

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The World AIDS Day 2011 is celebrated December 1, with the advocacy of “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths,” as reported by various international sites December 1, 2011.

AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, reportedly, is a condition in which the immune system of a person is compromised, due to an infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The decreased immunity would allow the person to be prone to infections and other conditions.

As revealed in the news, health officials all over the world are promoting a zero increase in HIV infections. The global economic crises however, are making the goal harder to achieve. AIDS had caused more than 25 million mortality victims the past years and scientists are racing against time to discover an appropriate cure before it claims many lives.

Reports also said that the has been encouraging people to get tested for HIV to prevent the increase of AIDS.

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