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Take Action: World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1st

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World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1st.
I urge you to get involved.
Educate yourself and others and spread the word.
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Play safe each and every time and get tested!
Wear a red ribbon, make a bunch, and pass them out.
All you need is a roll of red ribbon and a box of safety pins.
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Please pass this message on.
We Remember!
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2009 AIDS day poster

World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007,[1] and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007,[2] making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007,[3] of which about 270,000 were children. [4]

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day
RESOURCES:
International World AIDS Campaign Website:

http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/
United Kingdom World AIDS Day Events:
http://www.worldaidsday.org/events.aspx
United States:
World AIDS Day

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DECEMBER 1

About the Day
The Facts
Resources
Take Action

About the Day

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

The Facts

Over a million Americans are estimated to be living with HIV. Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV.

Resources
More:
http://www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/days/world/index.html

 

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