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World AIDS Day:
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The HIV virus attacks the immune system of the patient and reduces its resistance to other diseases. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.

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World AIDS Day: Drop in HIV screening amid pandemic can take collateral toll, warns senior doctor [Video]

World AIDS Day: Drop in HIV screening amid pandemic can take collateral toll, warns senior doctor

The screenings for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have dropped by over 40-45 per cent approximately since April, just around the time the COVID-19 pandemic hit India, as compared to previous years,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
World AIDS Day: resources redirected towards fighting Covid-19 [Video]

World AIDS Day: resources redirected towards fighting Covid-19

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:19Published
World AIDS Day: WHO calls on leaders to maintain HIV services during COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

World AIDS Day: WHO calls on leaders to maintain HIV services during COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the pandemic, the World Health Organisation is also urging governments not to forget measures to curb HIV infections.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:05Published
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art to mark World AIDS Day [Video]

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art to mark World AIDS Day

In a bid to create awareness among people about AIDS, artist Sudarsan Pattnaik sculpted a sand art on World AIDS Day at Odisha's Puri beach on December 01. The theme of World AIDS Day 2020 is "Global..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:08Published

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