Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (better known as AIDS) is considered to be one of the most destructive diseases in history. More than 35 million people have died of AIDS since its discovery in 1984. December is AIDS Awareness Month, and World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year. It is a chance for people around the globe to come together in the battle against AIDS. This awareness is also a great way to show support for people living with AIDS and to commemorate anyone who has died from it.
Science and technology has come a long way in the study of AIDS and its treatment options. Despite the advances, thousands of people are diagnosed with it yearly due to the lack of education on how to protect themselves and others from this disease. World Aids awareness is significant because it reminds everyone that this disease does exist, that there is still a need to increase awareness and education as well as conduct more research on cures, and to fight the discrimination against the individuals who have it.
How to Promote AIDS Awareness:
Pamphlets are a great way to teach everyone about the facts on AIDS. World AIDS Day is a chance to show your support. Wearing a red ribbon or a custom awareness bracelet are just a few simple ideas to get started. For something more unique, try handing out red awareness ribbon seed paper, which also supports the going green movement since it is 100% recycled paper and can be grown into a plant.
Holding an event such as a concert, bake sale, dinner or luncheon, sports event or fundraising walk is a great way to raise AIDS awareness and commemorate those we have lost in the battle against AIDS. The more educated we become, the more chances we have of beating AIDS for our future.