HIV infection and AIDS is growing. But so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues. -David Geffen
AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Despite considerable progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS, it continues to cause much suffering to people around the World. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is increasingly a problem of youth, especially in parts of the developing world. Governments have noted with grave concern the fact that HIV infections are heavily concentrated among youth and that there is a lack of information available for youth pertaining to the prevention of the HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day is celebrated every year on 1st of December to raise the public awareness on the HIV/AIDS and its threats. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to disseminate and share the information about the status of the pandemic as well as the progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care around the world, particularly in high prevalence countries.