World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December at a decision of the World health Organisation and the UN General Assembly.

AIDS virus, also called HIV virus or a virus of human immunodeficiency, infects the body and progressively destroys the immune system leaving it exposed to severe infections or various forms of cancers.

Despite the reduction in new diagnoses of HIV, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) does not settle.

“Signs of decline in the number of new diagnoses of HIV, especially among people injecting toxic substances, does not mean in any way being complacent about the epidemic of HIV infection in our country,” the president of KEELPNO Theofilos Rosenberg said on the occasion of today’s World AIDS Day.

In statements to www.praktoreio-ygeias.gr, he explained that in our country, after the great epidemic of HIV infection recorded in 2011-2013 among users injecting toxic substances, new diagnoses in this specific group of people has dropped.