World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It is a global reminder to the society that
HIV has not gone away. Out there, the number of people infected with HIV is increasing, and there is still
a vital need to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV&AIDS!
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a type of virus that invades immune cells and
destroy them. HIV is not the same with AIDS. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a
condition that develops due to HIV infection. In people with AIDS, the immune system has already
severely damaged that infections that are not suppose to cause disease can be deathly illnesses.
Today is December 1st, 2017. Today is the day for us to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support
for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
Learn more here about what is HIV&AIDS, its transmission, preventions, treatments, prevalence in
Indonesia, and the myths and facts that are often associated with HIV&AIDS!
“Fostering Unity, Striving for Excellence”