International Goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited the Sion hospital on December 1, 2012, celebrated as World Aids Day. Aishwarya came in wearing red t-shirt which had “UNAIDS” imprinted on it.
World Aids Day
On this occasion, she spoke to HIV women and children. She also stressedon providing advanced access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to HIV-infected pregnant women to prevent mother-to-child infection.
The WHO recently reported that 90 of most new HIV infections among children are from India. The Global Steering Committee of the World AIDS Campaign aims to help provide ART to nearly 15 million people living with HIV by 2015.