People around a universe Monday will join army to uncover their support for those vital with a AIDS virus, as good as those who have died from a disease, when a 26th World AIDS Day is marked.
An estimated 34 million people are vital with HIV, a pathogen that causes AIDS, and some-more than 35 million have died from a disease.
This year’s thesis is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”
Ahead of World AIDS Day, a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) urged some-more investment and entrance to diagnosis for children. The organisation pronounced that 1.1 million infections among children underneath 15 have been averted, though that some-more needs to be done.
UNICEF pronounced that while all other age groups have gifted a decrease of scarcely 40% in AIDS-related deaths between 2005 and 2013, those ages 10-19 are a usually organisation in that AIDS-related deaths are not decreasing.
“We contingency tighten a gap, and deposit some-more in reaching each mother, each newborn, each child and each youth with HIV impediment and diagnosis programs that can save and urge their lives,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said.
In a United States, approximately 1.2 million people are vital with HIV, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 14% of all people with HIV in a U.S. don’t even know they have a virus, and a usually approach to find out is to be tested, a CDC says.
On Monday, hundreds of events around a world from Argentina to Cambodia will concentration on impediment and treatment. World AIDS Day was initial hold in 1988.
Here are some of a events in a United States scheduled for Monday:
- The White House will commemorate World AIDS Day during noon. You can watch a live tide here.
- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is holding awareness and contrast eventsin California, Florida, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
- Former Playboy playmate Rebekka Armstrong, who is vital with HIV, will speak about AIDS and HIV recognition at Missouri State University in Springfield.
- At midnight, West Hollywood will promote the 24-hour electronic art square AIDSWatch.
- The Nebraska AIDS Project will present a “Shining Star Award” to Sherri Nared-Brooks and her father Walter Brooks for their village work rebellious AIDS during a rite at a University of Nebraska.