Everybody is aware of how AIDS and HIV are a hazard to society. And therefore to spread consciousness regarding the need for the vaccine, there is a day put apart yearly that is named HIV Vaccine Consciousness Day and World Aids Vaccine Day.
Every year on May 18 we celebrate World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. The World AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Virus Awareness Day is observed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). The first World AIDS Vaccine Day was observed in 1998 to commemorate the first anniversary of Clinton’s speech. On this day, volunteers take the opportunity to remind people that HIV can be prevented and each of us can play an important role in preventing its spread and ease the global burden. The moto of these volunteers is also to emphasize the urgent need for the development of a vaccine.
Today on this occasion, We will share about 7 such myths related to HIV-AIDS
1. HIV virus is not spread by touching an HIV positive person. Keep in mind that the HIV virus cannot enter your body by touching a person infected with HIV.
3. People also believe that kissing HIV positive people can spread. This is a misconception. Kissing does not spread the disease. But this disease is transmitted through sexual intercourse.
4. HIV AIDS never spreads by breathing in the same environment, nor it is spread by Sharing personal items or exercise equipment. HIV virus is spread by semen such as blood, saliva, and body fluids.
5. Mosquito bites from HIV infected person to Healthy person spread Aids. This is a wrong misconception. According to experts, mosquito bites can not cause HIV to any person.
How the day is celebrated
Usually, World AIDS Vaccine Day is celebrated by holding activities around the world. But, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the gatherings will not place. The celebrations can be done by video-conferencing to interact with fellow scientists and healthcare professionals.