World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988 is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control. (From Wikipedia)
HIV and AIDS is a disease that has claimed a lot of lives. Unfortunately people who live with it live with the stigma of having it. This is a disease that knows no boundaries and can impact people of all walks of life. Education and awareness can make a difference in the lives of those who have the disease so that they too can live a full life.