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Leading HIV/AIDS Advocate Raises Awareness About Disease

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Leading HIV/AIDS Advocate Raises Awareness About Disease

While there has been an an increased initiative on HIV/AIDS awareness in Tibetan inhabited regions in China since the last decade, there are many Tibetans uninformed about the epidemic. The continuing surge of Chinese migrants to Tibetan inhabited areas, seasonal Tibetan workers, nomadic lifestyles, and lack of AIDS awareness potentially create a widespread risk of HIV infection among Tibetans.

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World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2012

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Commemoration of 24th World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012


World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The World Health Organization recognizes the day as an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.

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An emerging threat in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Since the first identification of AIDS in 1981, and the discovery of its causative agent, HIV, in 1983, HIV/AIDS has become a dominant global public health priority with a wide range of political, humanitarian, and economic implications

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Rising numbers of new HIV cases worry experts

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EXPERTS on HIV/AIDs have expressed concern over the increasing new infections despite the several interventions to curb the pandemic.

They said that unless an emergency intervention is made, Uganda will  fail to attain the goal on reducing the incidence rate of HIV by 40% by 2012.

 

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World AIDS Day- 2011

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The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero - Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths”. The theme was announced on 9 September 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. This theme is backed by the United Nations “Getting to Zero” campaign and runs until 2015.

 

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