World AIDS Day is observed to celebrate and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections, increase HIV awareness and knowledge, and support those living with HIV. Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease is one of the deadliest infectious disease making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history.. Every year December 1st is observed to educate people on this disease, which is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). So, go through the article for more details regarding World AIDS Day 2022 viz. Theme, Activities, Slogan, Quiz
World AIDS Day 2022 – Date, Theme
Even though the fight against AIDS is going on, the people living with HIV still face unacceptable levels of discrimination and stigma. So, the idea of this Red Ribbon campaign is still relevant. The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.
- World AIDS Day 2022: December 01
- Theme 2022- “Equalize”
World AIDS Day 2022 Importance
As you know, In 1988 World AIDS Day was established as the first international health day. The goal of this day is to inspire individuals to band together globally in order to close any gaps and inequities that limit HIV testing, prevention, and access to care. Every year, UN-affiliated organisations, governments, and civil society organisations join together to promote campaigns that focus on certain HIV-related topics.
AIDS Day is observed to demonstrate support for those who are HIV-positive and to remember those who have died from the disease. According to the health report of WHO, by the end of 2022, there were over 38.4 million HIV-positive individuals worldwide, 25.6 million of whom reside in the WHO African Region. Over 4,139 people in the UK receive an HIV diagnosis each year, and stigma and prejudice are still commonplace for many of those who live with the illness. So the day is crucial since it serves as a reminder to the general public and the government that the issue is a serious one that calls for quick action in the form of funding, education, eradication of prejudice, and better educational opportunities.
World AIDS Day 2022 History
World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is one of the eleven official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Moreover, AIDS Awareness Week is observed in the last week of November, an extra effort made to raise AIDS awareness.
In 1987, two public relations officers on the Global Programme on AIDS from the World Health Organizations put forwards the idea of AIDS day celebration. Mr. James Bunn and Thomas Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Program on AIDS. He liked the concept and thus UN and WHO decided to celebrate December 01 as World AIDS Day from 1988 onwards.
World Aids Day Theme 2022
In its first two years, the theme of AIDS Day focused on children and young people. As of 2008, each year’s theme is chosen by the Global Steering Committee of the World AIDS Campaign (WAC).
- 2005 through 2010, the theme was ‘Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise’.
- 2012, the multi-year theme for World AIDS Day is ‘Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination’.
- 2014 – ‘Focus, Partner, Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation’.
- 2017- ‘My Health, My Right’.
- 2018- ‘Know your status’.
- 2019- ‘Communities make the difference’.
- 2020- ‘Global solidarity, shared responsibility’.
- 2021- ‘End inequalities. End AIDS’.
- 2022- “Equalize”
The U.S. Government’s theme for World AIDS Day 2022— “Equalize”
World Aids Day Activities 2022 – How to Celebrate
The red ribbon is the internationally recognised emblem for HIV/AIDS awareness and support. Wear red to mark your support
Stream Online Events
Conduct online events like awareness videos, zoom meetings, and other virtual events to audience.
Get Involved with moments
Getting involved in the fight to end HIV. Educate yourself about harm reduction or learn how you can help end the stigma of HIV. Support HIV Patients. Make them secure and confident.
Conduct campaign and seminarS
Organize seminars and campaigns to raise awareness about HIV and encourage people to unite globally to eliminate the disparities and inequities that create barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and access to HIV care.
World Aids Day Quiz 2022
1. Name the therapy used to treat HIV infection?
C) Photodynamic Therapy
D) None of the above
2. HIV attacks ______ cells of our immune system.
B) WBC-T cells
D) Epithelial cells
3. A person has AIDS when which of these occurs?
A) Exposure to HIV
B) HIV antibodies are found in the blood
C) The CD4+ count is lower than 200 or opportunistic infections develop in an HIV-infected person
D) A person has HIV for 5 years
4. When was HIV first recognized in the US?
5. Which of these symptoms can be diagnosed with HIV infection?
C) Swollen lymph nodes
D) All the above
6. Which of the following cannot spread HIV AIDS?
B) Breast Feed
C) Vaginal Fluid
7. AIDS virus destroys?
8. Test that is conducted to diagnose HIV is called..?
9. The virus of AIDS affects the growth of ____?
B) Grey cells in brain
C) T cells in blood
10. First model AIDS counseling and testing center of North India was opened in?
D) Uttar Pradesh