National Women and Girls HIV AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV AIDS Awareness Day

HIV / AIDS is one of those diseases that is feared but very little understood. There are some vital points that need to be understood about both. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the main disease that is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The simple reason why it is so dreaded and dangerous is that both HIV and AIDs affects the human immune system and slowly destroys it, making it impossible for the human body to fight any infection and tumors, which otherwise would have been handled easily by the natural functionality of the immune system of the body.

The most unfortunate part with it is that it hardly presents any clear symptoms. After around 4 weeks of a person getting infected, they suffer fever, rashes, glandular swellings, muscle aches, and simple sore throats. Acclaimed dietician and founder member of Diet Clinic, Sheela Seharawat shows her concern by saying that since all of these symptoms are so general that it is almost in every care misinterpreted, misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The only way to be certain and immediately start precautionary medication is by conducting an HIV/AIDS test. 

Through the medium of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Women Health Organization and the WHO wants all to make the best choice when it comes to protecting their health. Awareness in women and girls are raised to understand the effects of this deadly diseases and take precautionary measures against it like safe sex (as a majority of this disease is spread through unsafe sex – also called as STD, Sexually Transmitted Disease) and other means by which the diseases could spread. It focuses on the role of everyone in the prevention of HIV and AIDS through – community organizations, healthcare professionals and men and women including those who are living with it. 


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