Worldwide most of the HIV infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa. About two thirds of the disease is registered in this region. Right now in the world there are 36.7 million infected people, 40% don’t know their status. But the fight against AIDS makes progress.
Meanwhile in Europe since the last years AIDS increased. The number of new HIV- diagnoses reached a record in 2014. We have to be aware that not only in developing countries AIDS is a problem. But also in Europe especially in the eastern part of Europe AIDS has great impacts. In some countries of the east the cases of AIDS are doubled since 2005. After research in countries like turkey, Russia, Usbekistan or Israel it was found out that in every 100.000 people 16.4 people are new infected by HIV. AIDS is normally passed on by Sex of heterosexuals or dirty drug instruments.
The WHO (world health organisation) calls upon the European countries to take part and take action for the fight against AIDS.
Only who knows that he has AIDS can prevent other people from being infected by the virus. Nowadays having AIDS doesn’t mean you have to die soon. Today the medicaments help you to have a pretty normal life. There is no need to be scared to get a result. It is important to talk open and with responsibility about AIDS and HIV to fight against fears and prejudices.
The UN set as a goal to care about 30 million HIV infected persons. The chief of the “Unaids” programme Michel Sidibe explains that they reached immense success in the past 15 years. If they and everybody continues to fight against AIDS like this it could happen that in 2030 AIDS is not a “global epidemic” anymore.
But for this it is important for everybody to raise awareness of AIDS to stop fears and prejudices. That’s what the international Day of AIDS of the UN is for. On this day PRAXIS went out on the streets of Serres to make people aware of the global issue of AIDS and encourage the local community to fight against it.