TUESDAY 1ST DECEMBER IS WORLD AIDS DAY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on December 2, 2020
The World Aids Day founded in 1988 is the first-ever global Health Day marked.
It is being observed every December 1st, to refocus attention on Human Immune Deficiency Virus HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiencey Syndrome, AIDS, to show support for those living with HIV and commiserate with those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
The theme for this year’s cerebration is ”Global Solidarity, shared responsibility, dragging the world’s attention on the COVID-19 Pandemic on health and how the pandemicaffect lives and livelihoods.
According to reports, over 103,800 people are living with HIV in the U.k and 38,000,000 estimated people globally have the virus, while 35, 000,000 people have died of HIV/AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemic in history.
Some medical practioners have advised the public to continue to protect themselves from being infected with HIV/AIDS.
Speakin to our reporter, Fubara Miebaka Amadi on World Aids Day Dr Hillary Kelvin, Dr Iyeneomi Ransom daka and Dr Isesoma Gbobo described HIV/AIDS as an infection caused by human immune virus stressing that its transmit through shared objects and most especially through sex urging people to get awareness and get screened.
They said people should always check their status and be faithful to their partners and use condom in order to reduce the virus circulation but pointed out that young people who are yet to marry should abstain from sexual immorality.
They equally said people should be dedicated to their spouse without jumping from one person to the other to avoid infection.
The respondents call for more public enlightenment and sensitization campaign to create more awareness and also urged the public to take advantage of free screening that is available at almost all the health centres and clinics.