Zero Discrimination Day also aims to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS positive people, who are usually discriminated because of their disease, which leads to restriction of access to medical care.
Around 3,5 million people around the world were HIV-positive in 2012. Among them about 2,3 million people were newly infected and 1,6 million died of AIDS and its related diseases. UNAIDS' statistics also shows, that every seventh HIV-positive person was refused on medical care and every tenth was denied to be employed.
Discrimination against HIV-positive people made them hide their status, that leads to further spread of the disease. Raising of public awareness of HIV/AIDS will help stop the virus.Remind me with Google Calendar
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