AIDS, which has been listed as a pandemic, began in Africa and spread throughout the world in no time. AIDS is a strange dilemma since humanity has triumphed most of the virus-based diseases, however, has failed to overcome the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that has ravaged millions across the globe. In 2015 alone, 2.1 million new individuals became infected with AIDS; most them shockingly were children. As of June 2016, according to the latest statistics, 36.7 million people were living with AIDS globally, most of them in sub-Saharan African and third world nations of Asia such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.
We have understood that the war against AIDS is not just a biological one that is fought in research labs, but more of a socioeconomic war, a war against poverty and ignorance. It requires global health organizations to gather and mobilize a vast number of resources to stem the rising tide of AIDS as much as it requires generous and conscience led pouring of money and non-monetary donations by governments and private charities.
Let us take a look at who is at the forefront of fighting the long hard and uphill war against AIDS.