KARACHI: People from different walks of life participated in the awareness walk regarding safety from AIDS at Sea View in Karachi on Tuesday.
The awareness walk was organized by the Civil Society to observe World AIDS Day. The participants were apprised that the cure of AIDS though is not possible, however precautionary safety was.
World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 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.
World Aids Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
According to the World Health Organisation, HIV continues to be a major global public health issue and has so far claimed more than 34 million lives.