World AIDS Day 1st December 2022 ‘Equalize’ story and theme


World AIDS Day or World AIDS Day is celebrated every December 1 or Thursday (1/12/2022) tomorrow. The following is the story of World AIDS Day and this year’s theme.

History of World AIDS Day 2022

Reported detikHealthWorld AIDS Day was established after the US presidential election campaign in 1988. This commemoration was originally initiated by James Bunn and Thomas Netter, two members of the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to them, people will be interested in the problems of AIDS a year after the US presidential election campaign. Since then December 1 as World AIDS Day. Interestingly, World AIDS Day is also the first global health advisory.

Beginning in 1996, the commemoration of World AIDS Day was revived by the United Nations for HIV-AIDS prevention and education programs. The World AIDS Campaign was registered as a non-profit organization in 2004 in the Netherlands.

World AIDS Day 2022 theme

This year’s World AIDS Day 2022 carries the theme “equalize”. That is, actions to standardize access and facilities of HIV treatment services, particularly for children, prostitutes and drug addicts.

The theme chosen by the UN also calls for laws or policies that regulate the stigma and exclusion faced by people living with HIV. Therefore, their presence can be properly respected and accepted by the public.

We are now eight years away from the United Nations goal of eliminating AIDS by 2030. Therefore, economic, social, cultural and legal inequalities must be addressed immediately.

“We can end AIDS if we end the inequalities that perpetuate it. On this World AIDS Day we need everyone to be involved in sharing the message that we can all benefit when we overcome inequalities,” said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS on the UNAIDS website ( 28/11/2022).

Watch a videoWHO highlights unequal treatment of HIV on World AIDS Day
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