The United Nations Office on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS), Universal Postal Union, International Labour Organisation and UNI Global Union runs prevention campaigns about the dangers of HIV / AIDS.
“Patient zero” of the epidemic was discovered in the United States, but scientists have concluded that since the 70s there were people infected. Since then, AIDS has killed more than 20 million people worldwide.
This disease is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The virus attacks the cells exactly that protects the body against infections. As the number of these cells decreases, the body of persons infected with HIV (HIV) can not cope with disease (pneumonia, tuberculosis, meningitis). When a person’s body reaches this stage HIV and can not defend against infections, it is considered that the person suffering from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.
AIDS disease was declared independent in aspect of the pandemic on 1 December 1981. World Health Organization (WHO) estimated number of deaths due to consequences of the disease to be 1.8 million (1.6 to 2,100,000) in 2009, the number of people being infected worldwide 33.3 million (31 , 4-35300000) annually infectându the other 2.6 million (2.3 to 2,800,000) people. Worldwide the number of people infected with HIV is estimated to be 1% in the age group 15-45 years. In some countries in Africa, it is estimated that the number of people infected with the virus in this age group, up to 20% (and even higher in some regions).
Title: 30 YEARS dedicated to fighting HIV / AIDS
Date of Issue: 8 June 2011