World AIDS Day is observed on the 1st of December every year and is considered one of the most significant global public health days. It is dedicated to raising awareness towards the fatal disease of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) caused by HIV infection. The global HIV epidemic claimed fewer lives in 2015 than at any point in almost two decades, and fewer people became newly infected with HIV than in any year since 1991.
This video showcases the current trends and impact of this disease along with emphasis on the goals of prevention. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, WHO has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis.
To know more about the progression of the AIDS pandemic over the past few years, the work performed on the disease and its future, click here.