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World AIDS Day 2007 & 2008

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World AIDS Day 2007 & 2008

"Leadership" has been chosen by the World AIDS Campaign as the theme for World AIDS Day 2007 and 2008. This theme will continue to be promoted with the slogan "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."—the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) emphasis from 2005-2010.

On December 1 every year, the world comes together to commemorate World AIDS Day. The theme for World AIDS Day has been determined by the World AIDS Campaign since 1997.

Much of the best leadership on AIDS has been demonstrated within civil society organisations challenging the status quo. Making leadership the theme of the next two World AIDS Days will help encourage leadership on AIDS within all levels and sectors of society,” the Campaign added.

Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been commemorated around the globe on 1st December - to raise awareness of the global AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. HIV/AIDS has a triple impact on the transport sector. It affects the transport workers, their families, communities, the enterprise concerned and the economy as a whole. Some groups of workers are particularly more vulnerable to acquiring and transmitting HIV infection because of the nature and conditions of the work. Transport workers are such a group-whether they work on land, sea or air routes. Although transport workers all over the world are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, little attention has been paid to reducing that vulnerability. It is now well established that without the active involvement of transport workers and their unions, it is impossible to develop a viable response to the pandemic.