Stop AIDS, Keep The Promise
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World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.
UNAIDS took the lead on World AIDS Day campaigning from its creation until 2004. From 2004 onwards the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee began selecting a theme for World AIDS Day in consultation with civil society, organisations and government agencies involved in the AIDS response.
Themes run for one or two years and are not just specific to World AIDS Day. Campaigning slogans such as ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise’ have been used year round to hold governments accountable for their HIV and AIDS related commitments.
The Pictures were taken by me, but edited on the World aids day official website [worldaidscampaign.org].
Actually this day is very important and sentimental to me. I think everyone, even being married, divorced, single or alone by his own, cannot be different to know about how many people that have this disease. Even if nowadays the knowledge for stop it is all over internet, books, schools, etc, there are many people that still get it. It is a major problem, and it is silent. I’m very afraid of it, and I’m aware of it as well, but we are never safe, you never know what you can get, even if you are healthy. I know many terrible stories that people that got it in the worse way possible, but I must not tell it.
So today I couldn’t go away, without my support to all those that fight for this illness, but not just for that, but for the stigma from people. It is really complicated. I’m sure in this very own website, there are people that have friends with this problem, or friends with friends with it.
My simple gesture is just to not make this day be just like any other, but remember all those who passed away with it, and to all those that still keep this life the best and happiest possible.
Stop aids, Keep the promise!
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