WORLD AIDS DAY2009 : WORLD AIDS DAY2009 Dr.T.V.Rao MD AIDS : AIDS AIDS stands for: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS is a medical condition. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak to fight off infections.
Since AIDS was first identified in the early 1980s, an unprecedented number of people have been affected by the global AIDS epidemic. Today, there are an estimated 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS. Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series UNAIDS – Guides the matters related to HIV/AIDS : UNAIDS – Guides the matters related to HIV/AIDS UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. Cosponsors of UNAIDS include.. : Cosponsors of UNAIDS include.. UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP,UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. UNAIDS Coordinates : UNAIDS Coordinates UNAIDS helps mount and support an expanded response to AIDS – one that engages the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society. In spite of Progress of science AIDS is caused by less understood Virus : In spite of Progress of science AIDS is caused by less understood Virus AIDS is friendly in approach : AIDS is friendly in approach AIDS is Dangerous to Life : AIDS is Dangerous to Life AIDS Awareness OriginA Red Ribbon : AIDS Awareness OriginA Red Ribbon The Red Ribbon Project was created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.
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The Red Ribbon should be used as a consciousness raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool. Red Ribbon symbolizes AIDS Awareness : Red Ribbon symbolizes AIDS Awareness The Red Ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the fight to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS and in the lobbying efforts to increase funding for AIDS services and research. Beginning of World AIDS Day : Beginning of World AIDS Day Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series A day to keep the promises : A day to keep the promises As of 2008, each year's World AIDS Day theme is chosen by the World AIDS Campaign's Global Steering Committee after extensive consultation with people, organizations and government agencies involved in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. For each World AIDS Day from 2005 through 2010, the theme will be "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.", with a yearly sub-theme. This overarching theme is designed to encourage political leaders to keep their commitment to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and support by the year 2010.
Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series Aim of World AIDS Day : Aim of World AIDS Day The aim of the World AIDS Day is to bring people’s attention to the worldwide challenges and consequences of the epidemic in order to create change. World Aids Day was initiated following a summit of Health Ministers in London (1988). In the meeting, the leaders realized that a united global effort was required to check the spread of HIV and AIDS. WHO – AIDS Day : WHO – AIDS Day Annual observance aimed at raising awareness of the global epidemic of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and the spread of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). World AIDS Day occurs on December 1 and was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988 to facilitate the exchange of information among national and local governments, international organizations, and individuals. Theme for 2009 : Theme for 2009 The theme has been chosen to address the critical need to protect human rights and attain access for all to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It also acts as a call to countries to remove laws that discriminate against people living with HIV, women and marginalized groups. Countries are also urged to realise the many commitments they made to protect human rights in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS (2001) and the Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (2006). Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series Young people Major victims of AIDS : Young people Major victims of AIDS According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35. Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series The current theme - 2009 : The current theme - 2009 The World AIDS Campaign has announced the global theme of Universal Access and Human Rights for World AIDS Day 2009. Developing Nations are major targets : Developing Nations are major targets Around 95% of people with HIV and AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world Why Red Ribbon : Why Red Ribbon The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series Growing millions with AIDS : Growing millions with AIDS What people with AIDS face : What people with AIDS face Ostracism
Loss of employment
Restrictions on travel Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series Consider to end discrimination : Consider to end discrimination Some 59 countries still have laws that restrict the entry, stay and residence of people living with HIV based on their positive HIV status only, discriminating against them in their freedom of movement and right to work. At the same time, laws and regulations protecting people with HIV from discrimination and women from gender inequality and sexual violence are not fully implemented or enforced. Doctortvrao’s ‘e’ learning series Key slogans adopted: : Key slogans adopted: I am accepted. I am safe. I am getting treatment. I am wellI am living with my rights. Key slogans adopted : Key slogans adopted Everyone deserves to live their rights Right to LiveRight to HealthAccess for all to HIV prevention treatment care and support is a critical part of human rights. Many contribute to AIDS charity : Many contribute to AIDS charity Bill Gates, has been heavily involved in the fight against the disease. He and his wife, Melinda, started a foundation that has donated more than $500 million US to combating AIDS, as well as tuberculosis and malaria Many are Compassionate : Many are Compassionate Many Educate Others : Many Educate Others Political will make difference on matters related to AIDS : Political will make difference on matters related to AIDS Many show brother hood to Others : Many show brother hood to Others Medical professionals contribute - best talents : Medical professionals contribute - best talents Religion consoles the Human suffering with AIDS : Religion consoles the Human suffering with AIDS Many Mourn : Many Mourn What is your mission ?create hope and show kindness : What is your mission ?create hope and show kindness What one should do Practice Safe SexProtect self and Others : What one should do Practice Safe SexProtect self and Others Why should we continue our Mission : Why should we continue our Mission AIDS is a long term event
Tackling problem is complex issue
But past, present success shows we can do the BEST AIDS in Africa a Concern : AIDS in Africa a Concern Current objectives : Current objectives We should invest in research, development, of improved Diagnostic tests.
Find new, less toxic, and more effective drugs.
Great efforts to reduce tackling stigma, and discrimination Create Hope - Stop AIDS : Create Hope - Stop AIDS Let us pledge to Heal the Infected with AIDS : Let us pledge to Heal the Infected with AIDS AIDS Day unites the Humanity : AIDS Day unites the Humanity Let us consider to be kind, helpful to people living with HIV/AIDS : Let us consider to be kind, helpful to people living with HIV/AIDS Dr.T.V.Rao MD