For what there is the World Day of memory of people of the dead from AIDS?Since 1983 every third Sunday of May are celebrated the World Day of memory of the people who died of AIDS. This day people pin to clothes a red ribbon - a sign of grief, memory and a symbol of hope that the mankind by all means will win against this illness.
Day of memory exists in order that:
- to honor memory of the dead from AIDS;
- to express support to the people living with HIV / AIDS;
- to set thinking people that HIV has no borders, nationalities, gender and age and can concern each of us;
- to warn people about risk of infection and to teach them to avoid danger.
HIV - the disease caused by a human immunodeficiency virus. At hit in a human body the virus destroys immune system.
AIDS is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the last phase of development of HIV - an infection. From the moment of HIV infection before development of AIDS there can pass from 5 to 10 years. Until HIV - the infection passed into AIDS stage, the infected person feels and looks good, does not suspect that he is sick. Every year the protective system is surprised and ceases to cope with the functions. It is shown by heavy infections, development of new growths.
To define “ approximately “ on external signs, the person is infected or not, it is impossible. Only special blood test can give the exact answer to this question.
Only the person infected with a virus can be a source of a disease. That there was infection, it is necessary to get to enough virus particles from the organism infected to an organism of the healthy person. HIV can get to a human body only in three ways: at hit of the infected blood, at the unprotected sexual contact, from the infected mother to the child.
HIV - infected - the person in whose blood the human immunodeficiency virus is revealed. The infection is not fatal if in time to begin treatment. Anti-retrovirus therapy - the treatment directed to suppression of activity of a human immunodeficiency virus, restoration and preservation of function of immune system. In connection with ability of a virus to adapt quickly to medicines combinations from several preparations for more effective suppression and reproduction of HIV are used. Therefore it is impossible to neglect a disease, it will have an effect on the worst manifestations. Periodic surveys and laboratory inspections are necessary.
The virus is not transferred by air, at handshake, then, tears, through foodstuff, money, through stings of animals and insects. And also when using of household goods - toys, bed linen, a toilet, a bathroom, the pool, tableware, a sports equipment, at care of the patient.
Ways of transfer of HIV : at sexual contact without condom, at blood transfusion, when using unsterile syringes and needles, from the infected mother to the child.
Cosmetic procedures (manicure, a pedicure, piercing) are very dangerous - on not disinfected tools there can be blood traces containing a virus.
Despite the measures taken by the world community, it is not possible to stop HIV. The situation with distribution of drug addiction and AIDS does not think to change for the better, and extends in high gear and according to the bad scenario. The HIV virus left the circle of addicts in a general population and turned into a fatal illness for millions.
Only the person infected with a virus can be a source of a disease.
And so far scientists look for ways to win against an illness, the principal value is got by prevention. Not to start up HIV in the life, it is necessary not only the nobility, but also to follow simple rules. Chances of infection directly depend on risky behavior which the person allows in the life.