Friday, December 01, 2006

World AIDS Day: A Public Service Announcement

Did you know...?*
  • There are 39.5 million people living with HIV/AID worldwide.
  • 2.3 million of them are children.
  • 17.7 million are women.
  • 4.3 million were newly infected this year.
  • 2.9 million people died this year of AIDS.

Why are people still dying of this disease when it's completely preventable? For a long list of reasons, including poverty, laziness, ignorance...

What can we do to raise awareness, stop its spread, improve treatments and find a cure? Get tested and get involved.

Find out how you can take action by visiting one of these or many other links and organizations fighting the spread of this epidemic:

And please, use protection until you and your partner are certain of your HIV status. It just might save your life.

*Statistics from AVERT

2 comments:

dawn said...

Thank you for mentioning this today.

jenni said...

Which blog would you like for me to link ha ha...this one or the spaces one?

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