Ever since the AIDS pandemic started, it has killed 25 million people. Last year 3.1 millions died of the disease and 6 more are expected to die in the next two years if cure weren’t found.

New HIV infections have reached the numbers of estimated 40,300,000 people among which 2.2 million being children.

The statistics show that there are 25.8 million people (adults and children) living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa; 0.87 million in East Asia; 7.4 in South and South-East Asia; 0.074 in Oceania; 1.6 in Eastern Europe & Central Asia; 0.72 in Western & Central Europe; 0.51 in North Africa & Middle East; 1.2 in North America; 0.3 in the Caribbean and 1.8 millions in Latin America.

World AIDS Day is being marked by events around the globe taking note of the millions who've died from the disease and highlighting campaigns to control it.

Although there are so many campaigns all over the world, and millions of dollars are being spent on education and raising the awareness, the number of HIV infection is instantly growing, people aren’t seem to be getting the point. So many people are not using protection during sexual intercourses; needles are still being shared as if the disease was non-existent. What else do we need to make us understand what sort of danger we are in, the sort of danger that there is no way out.

Some countries and nations still believe AIDS is a problem that has nothing to do with them. These countries need campaigns to raise the awareness of the people.

This is no longer a disease of drug addicts and prostitutes; this is a disease that can affect any man on the planet: black, white, rich, poor, old and young.

Awareness about the HIV and AIDS needs to be in the people's minds all the time and not just one day a year.