Today, March 1st, we celebrate Zero Discrimination Day. This United Nations Day aims to combat all forms of discrimination. In particular, this involves the organization of UNAIDS and their fight for a fair and equal treatment of patients suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Worldwide almost 40 million people -especially in Africa- live with the so-called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) pursues the goal of individual countries and their use in the fight against AIDS to support and coordinate their activities. On Zero Discrimination Day worldwide actions will take place to raise the awareness.