#WorldAIDSDay2011: HIV/AIDS in pictures

by Wilfred Okiche

Today is world HIV/AIDS day, a day set aside to commemorate those living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus which has been in existence for thirty years now.

We bring you pictures that tell the story of HIV/AIDS so far.

How the virus is transmitted

Fela Anikulapo Kuti died of HIV- related complications

Thailand soldiers viewing a lifeless body ravaged by the virus.

Not all gloom though, Antiretrovirals have changed the course of the disease significantly.

Evangel hospital Jos offers cheap antiretroviral drugs.

Magic Johnson: The NBA star has lived with the virus for twenty years.

Prevention of mother to child transmission is 100 per cent possible.

Ours is the HIV generation, theirs doesn’t have to be.

Rolake Odetoyinbo, Executive Director of Positive Action for Treatment Access.








 New studies reveal people living with AIDS will live 8 years longer than smokers. Rolake’s been positive for 13 years and still counting. The key is early testing and medication.



















The red ribbon which replaced the skull and crossed bones is now the international symbol for HIV/AIDS.

Get tested now.




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  1. spread d message not the virus

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