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Health Launches Campaign to Celebrate World AIDS Day – Gold Now


11/22/2018 08:12 – By the Department of Surveillance, Prevention and Control of STIs, HIV / AIDS and viral hepatitis

Thirty years ago, on October 27, 1988, the UN General Assembly and the World Health Organization established 1 December as the World AIDS Day.

Five years after the discovery of the virus that causes AIDS, HIV, 65,700 people have already been diagnosed with the virus and 38,000 have died.

To mark the date and remember the battles and achievements of the global response to HIV, the Health Ministry will save the Esplanade of the Health Ministries with a huge patch of patches. This was a practice in the 1980s to remind victims of AIDS.

Plates will be made by anyone who wants to participate and make their contribution to fight the epidemic that has not yet been overcome, despite the progress made so far. To participate, visit

At this address, the surfer can choose an art, write his message, name or dedicate himself to the person or persons he loves or admire.

There will also be a pluralistic space to record your commitment to combating prejudice, stigma and misinformation about HIV / AIDS.

All messages will be printed on fabrics to form the mosaic of nappies on the Esplanada of Ministers on World AIDS Day.

Pay tribute and participate in this great movement. Each quilt is an achievement, so leave your message until November 22, the deadline for submission.

"It is very important to save the past in these 30 years of history, where many struggles have been needed for the achievements we have today in our global response to HIV / AIDS," said Director of STI Surveillance, Prevention and Control, HIV / AIDS and viral hepatitis (DIAHV), Adele Benzaken.

He remembers that this story is marked by the struggle and the desire for many of those who were victims of the disease.

"Some people have struggled a lot, but they have gone very quickly without knowing the treatment and prevention options we have today.

We have to honor those, but also those who opposed the virus and became activists or protagonists in this story, making the Brazilian answer an example to the world. "


In 1987, at the third International AIDS Conference in Washington (USA), 200,000 people attended the event.

They were activists, people living with the virus who wanted to be heard by the scientific community and the world.

Because, for those activists, when there was no treatment, silence was a form of death.

For this reason, at the initiative of the American NGO ACT UP, a large mosaic of blankets was created in front of the chapter to recall and honor the victims of AIDS. It was a way of protesting and reaffirming the struggle for life.

The following year, at the initiative of two World Health Organization public officials, James Bunn and Thomas Netter, it was proposed to create the World AIDS Day.

The idea was then sent to the director of the Global AIDS Program (now UNAIDS), Jonathan Mann, as a way to combat prejudice and misinformation that still lies around the problem.

The initiative has avenged to this day, the first day of December is marked throughout the world as a date to combat the prejudice and stigma of this disease.


Time has passed and today it is possible to live with HIV, but AIDS is still a reality. Currently, 75% of people live with the virus and are aware of their serotype.

The goal of the UN is to ensure that 90% of these numbers reach 90%, and at least 90% of them receive treatment, and 90% of those receiving treatment are undecided – a condition where the person does not transmit the virus and maintain the quality of life without showing the symptoms of AIDS.

In Brazil, 92% of people in treatment have already reached this state of undetectability. This is due to the strengthening of the Ministry of Health's actions, through DIAHV, to extend the best available HIV treatment offer.

One example of this is that the country has incorporated dolutegravir as a first-line drug for treating patients.

In addition, in the field of prevention, SUSs provide the population with the most advanced strategies and technologies for preventing virus infections such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PPE); in addition to expanding access to early diagnosis and specific actions for major HIV response populations such as transgender, gay and male sexes, sex workers, disadvantaged people, and drinkers and other substances.

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