Azerbaijan to host campaign to combat AIDS
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 30 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Azerbaijani Irali Public Union will hold a campaign dedicated to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS on Dec.1, the union told Trend today.
The main goal of the campaign, which is timed with World AIDS Day, is to educate young people, to help them not to develop bad habits, to inform them about healthy lifestyles and to draw the public's attention to this issue. Trainings will be held, a film will be screened, and informational materials will be disseminated throughout the city.
Today, about 34 million people living with HIV / AIDS have been registered in the world. Every year, the disease kills about 2 million people. Due to the increase in the number of infected people in recent years, activities to combat the spread of the virus have increased. More than 2,000 HIV-infected people have been officially registered in Azerbaijan.