The main reasons behind the severe number of HIV diagnosed cases in Mizoram are unsafe sex, followed by sharing of needles and syringes by drug users and sexual intercourse between homosexual partners, according to the Mizoram State Aids Control Society.
Over the years, various organisations have worked towards elevating the awareness about AIDS. However, even today there does seem to be many misconceptions attached to the topic. On World AIDS Day, here's a list of the frequently asked questions curated by NACO and WHO.
The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.