National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising people’s awareness of HIV/AIDS. It is celebrated annually on September 18.
All events of this day are held with the support of the official Internet portal HIV.gov. The human immunodeficiency virus is very young. It was discovered in 1983, the place of origin is Africa. Since then, it has spread throughout the world, and there is no medicine that would provide a complete cure for the virus.
The National HIV / AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is necessary so that people do not forget about the existence of this virus and take all necessary measures to prevent infection.
Medical world corporations actively continue to create a medicine. At the moment, there are only very effective drugs aimed at slowing the development of the disease. Their use allows the sick person a completely normal and long life. The most important thing is the timely diagnosis of the virus at the initial stage, when the immune system is still not seriously damaged.
- HIV infects lymphocytes in the blood, preventing their regeneration. When these cells die, the body cannot effectively respond to attacks from disease-causing microbes and viruses. Without proper treatment, a person can die from the most common cold.
- The first symptoms appear at the stage of AIDS – about 8 years after the initial infection with the virus.
- HIV is transmitted only in three cases: through sexual contact, through blood and from mother to child.
How to celebrate
If you have HIV/AIDS patients among your acquaintances or friends, express words of support to them, spend the day with them. Often such people are left alone, as society turns away from them. This is completely unfair, because anyone could be in their place.
Learn more online about the human immunodeficiency virus and how it works in the body. Get tested for HIV/AIDS and make sure you are healthy. You can also provide financial support to international organizations fighting this disease.
When is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day is observed on September 18 each year.