Saturday, December 1, 2012

World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS Day.

Did you know:

 - 34 Million people worldwide are living with AIDS, the vast majority are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 2.5 million people were newly infected with the virus in 2011.

- About 25 million people have died to date. 

- An estimated 1.7 million people died of HIV/AIDS in 2011.

- In the United States, 1 in 5 people are living with HIV.

- Every 9.5 minutes in the U.S. someone is getting infected with HIV.


HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has affected us all, I've personally lost friends and family to this disease.

There is still much stigma associated with AIDS, mostly because people aren't educated on how this disease is spread or how to prevent it.

For more info, start with the basic's!

There is hope, until a cure is discovered, people diagnosed with HIV are living longer with medications.

And don't forget to get tested, knowing is power.


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