After World AIDS Day

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After World AIDS Day

On December 1st the world celebrated the 24th World AIDS Day. Worlds AIDS Day was first held in 1988 to show support for people around the world that are living with HIV and to remember and commemorate those that have died as a result of this disease. It is important to be aware of this disease and to understand the far reaching effects that this disease has had and is having on our world.

It is estimated that about 34 million people have HIV around the world. Between 1981 and 2007 alone it has been estimated that more than 25 million people have died from the virus.  The fact that so many people have died from this virus makes it one of the most destructive pandemics in the history of the world.

World AIDS Day was instituted to encourage people to understand how HIV is transmitted, how it can be prevented and to understand what options are available if an individual is living with HIV today.

Even though World AIDS Day has come and gone, it is important that the facts about AIDS are being spread year round. These basic facts can be a great place to start if you are looking to become a little more educated about this pandemic…

  • HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • This virus attacks the body’s immune system
  • HIV is passed through infected body fluids

Just these basic facts can be very empowering for those that do not understand what HIV is or how it is spread. Do your part in your community to educate those that do not understand and to be loving and fair to those that are infected with HIV.

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