World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is witnessed to celebrate and support global efforts to inhibit new HIV infections, increase HIV awareness and knowledge, and support those living with HIV. In the present scenario, where people are devastated by COVID 19, the Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease still remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases. Every year December 1st is observed to educate people on this disease, which is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Even though the fight against AIDS is going on, the people living with HIV still face unacceptable levels of discrimination and stigma. So, the idea of this Red Ribbon campaign is still relevant. The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.
In GISK, World AIDS Day was observed with a theme ‘End AIDS End Pandemic’ to replicate upon our worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by remembering the millions we’ve lost over the past forty years, celebrating our achievements over the past year, and pledging to work even in more inclusive and innovative ways over the coming year. The learners of class- XI (Biology) campaigned against the prevailing AIDS in the city by meeting people in front of the school with the badges and posters; spreading awareness about AIDS.
The theme reminded us of all we can achieve together when we focus on influence by using data to deliver high quality, people-cantered HIV prevention and treatment services to those most in need, undertaking stigma and discrimination, and empowering communities.