Monday, December 1, 2008

It's December 1st!

Not only does that mean Christmas is a mere 24 days away and the new year just 1 month away...today is World AIDS Day! This is the day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. While we have come a long way since 1988, there is still much more to be done.

People living with HIV:

33 million people living with HIV worldwide

30.8 million adults

15.5 million women

2.0 million children under 15

New HIV cases in 2007:

2.7 million total new cases

2.3 million adults

370,000 children under 15

HIV-related deaths in 2007:

2.0 million total death

Do you know your status?

1 comment:

ellen said...

today is such an important day, i feel like people don't think about this that much in the states, maybe that is just me. but if it has ever touched your life, there won't be a day that goes by that you don't

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