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It was commemorated for the first time on December 1, 1988. That date was chosen for reasons of media impact since, to date, the disease was at its peak. Since then, more than 25 million people on the planet have died from AIDS-related diseases, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in history.
The World Health Organization (WHO) proposed that December 1 be declared World AIDS Day. The proposal had the support of the World Health Assembly and the General Assembly of the United Nations. Since then, governments, international organizations and charities around the world have followed suit.
This disease is represented worldwide by a red ribbon, an international symbol of the fight against AIDS.
Among some of the most recognized Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are:
- ACT UP
- Community of Sant'Egidio
- Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Elton John Foundation Against HIV AIDS
- Mexican Foundation for the Fight Against AIDS
- IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute
- The House of Salt
- African Jesuit AIDS Network
- International AIDS Society
- Treatment Action Campaign
- Uganda Network of Aids Service Organizations