World AIDS Day 2021: The Covid-19 epidemic is not the only one in the world that has no cure. Many diseases are spread by infection, and their treatment or vaccine has not yet been discovered by scientists. The whole world celebrates World AIDS Day on 1 December. The purpose of celebrating this is to make people aware of these infections and pay tribute to the people who died due to them. The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world many lessons that emphasize the need to work against AIDS. For its treatment and prevention, the United Nations has also issued some warning figures.
What is the World AIDS Day 2021 theme?
This year’s theme is End Inequalities. End AIDS means-end inequality. The World Health Organization, the United Nations and other partner organizations seek to address growing inequality in access to essential HIV services by focusing on those who are left behind by access to these services.
What is aids?
AIDS is the short form of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a disorder that is spread by infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Talking about its effect, it weakens the defence system of a person so that he cannot fight against any other disease. This is the reason why AIDS sufferers always die from some other disease.
Is AIDS really incurable?
The truth is that the complete cure for AIDS has not yet been discovered. There is no vaccine, and no antibiotic has been made for it. But it is also true that some treatments are effective to a large extent, if not completely. Nevertheless, these treatments can extend a person’s life by more than 20 years.
The goal of ending AIDS
The United Nations says it is vital to end the enormous inequality to treat AIDS and other pandemics. If strict measures are not taken against this inequality, we will be at risk of missing the goal of eliminating AIDS by 2030. This will further deepen the socio-economic problems.
On the United Nations AIDS Day web page, the organization reminded that even 40 years after the first AIDS patient appeared, HIV remains a threat to the world. Today the world has deviated from efforts to achieve the goal of eliminating AIDS by 2030. This is not because of a lack of knowledge and equipment but because of structural inequalities hindering proven solutions to HIV prevention and treatment.
The United Nations says that if we are to achieve the 2030 target, then inequalities must be eliminated as soon as possible. This is how we are facing the AIDS emergency. We can’t afford to work. We will see millions more deaths if global leaders do not take strong steps to end the disparity in efforts against AIDS.
The United Nations believes that even now, by 2030, AIDS can be eliminated from the world. We know that great work is being done in many places. But we have to do this everywhere and for everyone. We also have an effective strategy that, even if leaders can agree at the United Nations, has to be fully implemented. For this, we will need a structure centred on people with community leadership. Many steps will have to be taken to make vaccines, medicines and health technology accessible to all.