World AIDS Day: World AIDS Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 December. The main reason behind celebrating this day is to make people aware of the things related to this disease. It is an infectious disease which is incurable. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease caused by exposure to the blood of a person infected with the HIV virus, which, along with the white blood cells in the body, destroys the immune system of that person. Often people hide this disease from people. There is a fear in their mind that when people get to know about this, they will stop getting up, sitting, eating with them. Not only this, many times people infected with AIDS shy away from going to the doctor as well, so in today’s article, we will tell you about some facts related to this disease. Which is very important for all of us to know.
Eight lakh children suffering from AIDS
According to the latest report of United Nations organization UNAIDS, this disease is increasing rapidly due to the feeling of inequality. A big disclosure has been made about this disease, which you will be surprised to hear. In fact, around eight lakh children around the world are suffering from AIDS, which are still untreated. Please tell that the age of children suffering from HIV is between five to 14 years.
Increasing cases in girls
According to media reports, in the year 2021, mostly HIV cases have increased among girls aged 15 to 24 years. Explain that 49 percent of the cases of HIV infection worldwide have been found in women and girls. Every two minutes a teenager or young girl is affected by it. At the same time, according to the report of UN AIDS, after the outbreak of the disease in the year 1996, it has declined and so far it has registered a decline of 32 percent.
AIDS affects the immune system
Many types of questions arise in everyone’s mind regarding AIDS. To overcome this, Professor Dr. Ram S Upadhyay of Upsala University, Sweden told that this disease directly affects the immunity of our body. To avoid this, the infected person should keep getting his checkup done often. Also, anti retrovital therapy and medicines should be continued. A person infected with this can also lead a life like ordinary people.
Unprotected sex is the main reason
In fact, most of the cases of being HIV positive are due to unprotected sex. Apart from this, transfusion of infected blood and using infected needle also increases the risk of getting infected. There is no permanent cure to avoid it. There is a need not to run away from the person infected with this disease, but to adopt sensitivity towards them. At the same time, Dr. Ram S Upadhyay told that this disease does not spread by sitting with an infected person, eating food or shaking hands.