World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1. This is the day that is observed around the world to increase awareness of HIV or AIDS. The day is also giving importance to education regarding the virus, its prevention and the testing process. To help achieve this goal locally, the Southeastern Idaho Public Health and All Under One Roof will be providing free HIV and syphilis testing and education at their facilities.
What Is AIDS?
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the HIV. Following initial infection, a person may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections.
As reported by Avert, until now, unfortunately speaking, there is currently no cure for HIV or AIDS. However, with the right treatment and support, people can live long and healthy lives with HIV. To do this, it is especially important to take treatment correctly and deal with any possible side-effects. There is also a possibility to increased the risk of developing other life-limiting conditions, including cancer and brain illnesses.
World AIDS Day Is On December 1
According to Idaho State Journal, Southeastern Idaho Public Health will be providing free testing at each of their facilities for the month of December and All Under One Roof will be holding free testing before their Evening in Red event on December 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at their facility on 234 N. Main in Pocatello. To schedule an appointment for free testing for you or another person, you may contact your local public health office.
World AIDS Day is very important because it reminds the netizen as well as the government that HIV, that develops AIDS, has not gone away. In fact, there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education regarding it. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show support to and solidarity with the tons of people living with HIV. To support this, pick up a red ribbon now!