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World AIDS Day is December 1

World AIDS Day is an international global health day to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, express solidarity with people worldwide who are living with HIV, commemorate those who have died from AIDS, and celebrate the progress made in HIV prevention and treatment.
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Since its inception in 1988, World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized, successful and effective awareness days in the world.
What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS is a result of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus.

A person first gets HIV, and then later, usually years later, develops AIDS.

A CD4 cell is a type of white blood cell sometimes called a T cell. A person is diagnosed as having AIDS when his or her CD4 cell count drops below a certain level, around 300 cells per millimeters cubed (mm3). The normal range is between 500-1,600 CD4 cells per mm3.

Over time, a person with HIV will lose these cells through destruction by HIV. Then, with a weakened immune system, that person will be more vulnerable to other opportunistic infections. AIDS is the last stage of an HIV infection.

Without treatment, the opportunistic infections will eventually claim the life of a person infected with HIV. But treatment is available and it is called antiretroviral therapy.
It's 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
in your workplace. This World AIDS Day, help raise awareness (and money) in your school or college to help fight HIV.
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December 1, 2018. December 1 marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Launched in 1988, the annual observance highlights worldwide .
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