World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.
Over 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK around 6,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.
For more about World AIDS Day, please visit the World AIDS website: https://www.worldaidsday.org
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone studying the importance of aids awareness and its effects, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
- EU research fighting the three major deadly diseases; HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis , by European Commission. Directorate-General for Research, 2010, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
- ABC of HIV and AIDS, by Michael W Adler, 2012, 6th edition, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
- HIV and AIDS; testing, screening and confidentiality, edited by Rebecca Bennett and Charles A Erin, 1999, Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Women, motherhood and living with HIV/AIDS ; a cross-cultural perspective, by Pranee Liamputtong, 2013, Dordrecht : Springer [e-book]
- HIV/AIDS : an atlas of investigation and management, by Alison J. Rodger et al, 2011, Oxford: Clinical Publishing
- AIDS : science and society, by Hung Y. Fan et al, 2011, 6th edition, Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers
- HIV in primary care, by Sara Madge, 2011, 2nd edition, London: Medical Foundation for AIDs & Sexual Health
- HIV/AIDS (alternative title: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care), Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2009 onwards]
- Journal of HIV/AIDS & social services, Philadelphia, PA : Taylor & Francis. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2002 onwards]
- Journal of HIV/AIDS prevention & education for adolescents & children, Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press. [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 vol. 1 (2) until 2003 vol. 5 (3)]
- Journal of the International AIDS Society: International AIDS Society [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
- HIV and AIDS Review, Auckland, N.Z.: Dove Medical Press. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2007 onwards]
- The open AIDS journal. Hilversum : Bentham Science Publishers [Open access journal, available 2007 onwards]
- AIDS Care, Abingdon, Oxfordshire : Carfax International Publishers. [Available as a print journal 1998: vol. 10 – 2006 vol. 16. Also available as a Keele ejournal 1990 onwards, & NHS e-journal 1990 onwards with 18 months embargo]
- AIDS Research and Therapy, London : BioMed Central. [Available as a Keele & NHS ejournal 2004 onwards]
- AIDS Patient Care & STDs, Larchmont, NY : Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. [Available as a Keele & NHS 1998 onwards with 1 year embargo]
Access more journals via our Journals webpage: http://www.keele.ac.uk/healthlibrary/find/journals/
- Cohen, Jon. ‘HIV/AIDS. Cancer genes help HIV persist, complicating cure efforts’, Science, 2014. Vol.343(6176), pp.1188 [Available via Keele ejournals]
- Chiodi, F. and Kaufmann, S. H. E. ‘Combined efforts in immunology and vaccinology will lead to effective vaccines against HIV , tuberculosis and malaria’, Journal of Internal Medicine, 2014. Vol.275(5), pp.442-443 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
- Stover, Gabriel N and Northridge, Mary E. ‘The social legacy of HIV/AIDS’, American journal of public health, 2013. Vol.103(2), pp.199 [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]