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Hot Spot: AIDS Memorial Day


It may not be the disease of the millennium (the pest is the most likely candidate), but it is definitely the one of the last two decades: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS.
Each year 1 December is World AIDS Day. The necessity for such a memorial day is confirmed by the latest figures published by UNAIDS, a cooperation of seven United Nations organizations who have taken up the fight against and the education about AIDS: since the epidemic began 16 million persons have died and 50 million have been infected with the HIV virus.
In the Netherlands World AIDS Day is organized by the Aidsfonds.


 

Last modified: 1 December 1999   Golden oldies
Editor: Bert Zeeman