World day of fight against AIDS

The world day of struggle against AIDS is devoted to "the plague of the 21st century", caused by the spread of HIV infection. AIDS has already killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and the estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV infection. And yet today, there is hope to talk about the end of the epidemic. Now 6.6 million people are living on medications that slow the spread of AIDS, but too many people still suffering. Studies have shown that early detection and treatment can reduce the occurrence of new cases by 60%. This is the turning point that many were trying to achieve.

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World day of fight against AIDS

World day of fight against AIDS

1. Indian schoolchildren form the shape of a red ribbon, the international sign of the fight against AIDS in Ahmedabad. (Ajit Solanki/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

2. Albanian in the costume decorated with condoms at the mother Theresa square in Pristina. The first case of AIDS was registered in 1981. Since then, the disease has claimed the lives of 25 million people. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

3. The symbol "HIV" from candles on the steps of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki. (Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

4. The Chinese are involved in the program devoted to Day of fight against AIDS in Chongqing. By the end of 2011 the number of Chinese residents who test positive for HIV exceeds 780 thousand people. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

5. Nepalese child lights a candle before a picture of the map of Nepal with a red ribbon in Kathmandu. (Niranajan Shrestha/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

6. The protest in front of the ALDs in Pamplona. The inscription on the poster: "I need medical assistance 24 hours a day." (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

7. Prostitutes watching a performance on the theme of HIV / AIDS in the red light district in Mumbai. The Indian government believes that in India living with HIV, more than 2.5 million people. Tens of thousands of patients living in poverty, particularly affecting women and children. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

8. The man says with a prostitute in the red light district in Mumbai. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

9. Indian prostitute plays with a child in Mumbai. (Rafiq Maqbool/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

10. An activist with a sign with the symbolic red tape involved in the meeting in honour of Day of fight against AIDS in Colombo. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

11. Indonesian students with the word "Sex" during the AIDS campaign in Jakarta. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

12. Boys with AIDS to participate in the performance in grade school in Linfen, the Chinese province of Shanxi. The inscription chalk on the Board, "hand-in-Hand to prevent AIDS." (Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

13. The doctor speaks with the girls about AIDS, during a protest on the day of fight against AIDS in Shanghai. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

14. Girl attaches a condom to the AIDS sign in Seoul. (Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

15. The red ribbon at the North galleries of the White house in Washington. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

16. Indian student in a suit during a performance in Jammu. (Channi Anand/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

17. Fireworks over the Sydney Opera house, painted red in honor of AIDS. More than 50 monuments and attractions in the world was painted red in honor of world day of fight against AIDS. (Rick Rycroft/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

18. The healthy members of the Voluntary Association of West Bengal are cut a red ribbon and a funny image of condoms during a rally in Siliguri. This year the theme of the Day of struggle against AIDS "Go to zero". (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

19. A junkie with a syringe at a Park in Medan, island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The main reason for the spread of AIDS drugs. (Sutanta Aditya/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

20. Children in the classroom in a Kenyan school for children with HIV in Nairobi. The shelter is heavily dependent on foreign financial support, takes care of more than 100 children with HIV whose parents died of AIDS. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

21. Children play in an orphanage for children with HIV. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

22. Romanian volunteers dance at the train station Gara de Nord during a flash mob in the centre of Bucharest. In Romania, more than 10 thousand people sick with AIDS, among them the 7000 young people newly infected in the period from 1988 to 1990. The inscription on the t-shirts: "I use a condom." (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

23. Elementary school students with red ribbons on AIDS Wane, China. (Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

24. Students hang red ribbons for the art show at the College in Cuisine, China. (Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

25. An AIDS patient receives treatment at the center to fight AIDS in China's Anhui province. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

26. AIDS patient in a hospital on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. (Schalk van Zuydam/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

27. A Cambodian girl with HIV with a child at the ceremony in honor of the world day of fight against AIDS in Phnom Penh. The Cambodian Red Cross has distributed more than 300 packages of food to AIDS patients and their relatives. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

28. Romanian volunteers hold hands to form a red ribbon in the center of Bucharest. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

World day of fight against AIDS

29. The Nepalese laid out the ribbon from candles to support those living with HIV in Kathmandu. (Niranajan Shrestha/Associated Press)

World day of fight against AIDS

30. And in Amsterdam on the day of AIDS tower Munttoren turned into a huge condom due to the projection. (Evert Elzinga/AFP/Getty Images)

Keywords: Fight HIV medication | Condom | AIDS | Plague | Epidemic

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