World AIDS Day is observed worldwide on December 1st . The event is an opportunity to show support for those who are HIV/PLHIV .
New Delhi, India, December 1: Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, virtually inaugurated the World AIDS Day celebrations at Talkatora stadium on Thursday, informs officials.World AIDS Day, which is observed worldwide on December 1st, is an opportunity to show support for those who are HIV/PLHIV.Dr. Pawar stressed the importance of taking concrete steps to overcome inequalities among HIV-infected and affected communities across the region, as well as tackling HIV-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, adding that it was helpful in reducing HIV-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.Red ribbon clubs are playing a vital role, and with more than 12,500 such clubs on the market today, the government is demonstrating its commitment to strengthening HIVAIDS and STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) responses, she said.The National AIDS toll-free helpline, lifetime free ART programs, and regular viral load monitoring for PLHIV are some of the steps taken.The government has announced a HIV & AIDS policy for businesses by 2022.At the conference, Special Secretary Gopalakrishnan highlighted the achievements of the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and other significant initiatives taken during the year.According to her, the rate of new HIV infections has decreased by 46% between 2010-2021 relative to the global average of 32 percent.AIDS-related mortality has also decreased by 76% relative to the global rate of 52%, with folk bands from around the country performing at the festival as well as a Hunar Haat arranged by state residents. The function was also attended by a special secretary from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Gopalakrishnan.