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World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1st December every year to commemorate people who have died from this disease and to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. AIDS has killed more than 36 million people and about 35 million are living with HIV. Despite the recent advances with antiretroviral treatments in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic still claims millions of lives every year (including hundreds of thousands of children). Many people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV. The lack of diagnosis continues to be a major obstacle to implement some of the WHO organization and incresa the contagion rate of the disease.
Watch this insightul TED Talk from Professor Hans Rosling on HIV: