World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day Observation – 2010
 World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007,  of which about 270,000 were children.

Sl No
Year
Theme
1
1988
Communication
2
1989
Youth
3
1990
Women and AIDS
4
1991
Sharing the Challenge
5
1992
Community Commitment
6
1993
Act
7
1994
AIDS and the Family
8
1995
Shared Rights, Shared Responsibilities
9
1996
One World. One Hope
10
1997
Children Living in a World with AIDS
11
1998
Force for Change: World AIDS Campaign With Young People
12
1999
Listen, Learn, Live: World AIDS Campaign with Children & Young People
13
2000
AIDS: Men Make a Difference
14
2001
I care. Do you?
15
2002
Stigma and Discrimination
16
2003
Stigma and Discrimination
17
2004
Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS
18
2005
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise
19
2006
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Accountability
20
2007
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership
21
2008
Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver
22
2009
Universal Access and Human Rights
23
2010
Universal Access and Human Rights

 

World AIDS Day Special Programme schedule          

Sl No Date Programme Place Supported by
1 Dec.1 2010 Nellai Surttam Zonal Meeting for PLHIV (East) Deaf & Dump School Campus, Palayamkottai. Malteser International & Pro-Vision
2 Dec.1 2010 PLHIV Get-to gether Crisis Hall, Perumalpuram. YWCA – Palayamkottai.
3 Dec.1 2010 AIDS Awarness & Poster Exhibition Conference Hall, Sidha College, Palayamkottai. Sidha college
4 Dec.8 2010 Training to Medical & Paramedical Staff on HIV Care Private Hospitals, Tirunelveli. Malteser International & Pro-Vision