World AIDS Day on Dec.1, was founded in 1988 to draw attention to aspects of one of the deadliest diseases in the human history: Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

Campaigns are organized all around the world to band people together in fight against the illness, increase awareness, support HIV-infected patients and mourn those who have died from the disease.

According to the UN statistics, nearly 38 million people are living with HIV, including more than 36 million adults and 1.7 million children at the end of 2018.

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