World Aids Day
Monday 1 December is the 21st World Aids Day, the day on which international attention focuses on aids-related problems. STOP AIDS NOW! is part of the fight against the global aids epidemic.
Aids affects millions of people worldwide. It is a threat to public health and the major cause of death in many developing countries. It effects the family, the community and the nation as a whole. Predominantly young and middle-aged adults are infected. As these population groups are the mainstay of the economy the epidemic destroys the very fabric of societies.
In a vicious twist, increased poverty makes populations more vulnerable to the spread of HIV.
STOP AIDS NOW! helps to give aids orphans a future, provides medicine for victims of aids and supports educational programmes aimed at stopping the spread of the disease. STOP AIDS NOW! is a partnership between Aids Fonds and four Dutch organisations providing international development aid.
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