The Israel AIDS Task Force continues its international tradition, hosting the Rock4Life Festival this year as well, to raise awareness to HIV and AIDS.
Eight different concerts of top-of-the-line Israeli artists, spread around Tel Aviv, will take part in the Festival this Saturday. Admission to all concerts is free.
The list of concerts includes: Shlomi Saranga / Amir Daddon (at Haezor); Yael Deckelbaum/Amit Erez (Shpagat); Daniel Salomon/Dana Adini (Rothchild 12); Yahali Sobol/Hemi Rodner (Anna Lulu); Efrat Gosh/Yermi Kaplan (Café Bialik); and more…
In 2012 alone, 500 more people discovered that they are HIV positive. The number of HIV positive people in Israel, as in the rest of the world, continues to rise, and the average age continues to go down. There were
35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012.
While there is a lack of national investment in raising awareness for the disease and how to prevent it, Israel AIDS Task Force is the largest organization in Israel that works to slow down the spreading of the virus and to create a supportive surrounding to those who are living with the virus. It continues to look for creative ways to bring the subject into public discussions.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show their support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those people who have died from the disease. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. The first one was held in 1988