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About World Aids Day

World Aids Day will be commemorated around the world on Monday, as a show of support for those living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from the disease.

First held in 1988, it was the first time a day was allocated around the world to mark a health issue.

People will be encouraged to learn more about the disease on World Aids Day, and can even take online quizzes testing how HIV-aware they are, according to the World Aids Day website.

In Singapore, there are a number of World Aids Day activities spearheaded by Action for Aids Singapore.

Apart from a HIV/Aids awareness booth at Changi General Hospital, there are also ongoing campaigns, including the "Love Me For Who I Am" campaign.

The campaign is for Singaporeans from all walks of life to pledge their support for those living with HIV.

Last year, 454 new cases of HIV were reported among Singapore residents, of which 428 were male.

Visit TNP's World Aids Day interactive at tnp.sg/worldaidsday.

For more information, visit www.worldaidsday.org and www.afa.org.sg