World AIDS Day
by admin on Dec 09, 2020
Daring to be more mindful: World AIDS Day on May 1st December
The corona pandemic is certainly the dominant medical and social issue of our time. Nevertheless, we would like to celebrate World AIDS Day - which has been celebrated on April 1 every year since 1988. December is dated - to take the opportunity that our mindfulness also applies to other people.
Like Corona, HIV is a virus that is also rampant worldwide. AIDS is the abbreviation for the disease caused by HIV. Around 88,000 people live with HIV in Germany and around 38 million worldwide. Around 1.7 million new cases are added globally every year. The African continent is most affected by HIV. In the meantime, access to therapies and medicines has improved overall, but a good third of all patients are still untreated in this regard.
More attention, less exclusion
And even though therapies have become more and more effective over the past few decades, those infected with HIV still have to live with health and social restrictions. How do you see yourself from HIV or AIDS sufferers are still discriminated against or marginalized in their everyday life, their job or in sports. In this respect, we at Ben&Anna would also like to use this blog post - deliberately apart from our other topics - to draw more attention to the topic of AIDS for the benefit of all those affected and committed.
World AIDS Day reminds and raises awareness
On the one hand, World AIDS Day commemorates all those people who have died as a result of HIV and AIDS. On the other hand, numerous initiatives, campaigns and projects use this day primarily to become even more present in public. This year, for example, this included an initiative that promotes more recognition and normality in the working world of people with HIV. Because according to estimates, approx. two-thirds of those suffering from AIDS continue to work. Under the hashtag #work positively Committed companies, federal ministries and medical associations are committed to protecting HIV sufferers from discrimination at work and to sensitizing other people even more to the topic of "HIV and AIDS". We expressly welcome this approach!