#World AIDS Day
This was taken on World AIDS day in Jamaica on Dec 1, 2005. The students made posters then had a parade down the street and through the main square. The posters encouraged people to get tested and be accepting of those with HIV/AIDS. - Peace Corps Information Technology Volunteer Logan Steffens
Powerful sign, and not said enough.
#world aids day
Today, World AIDS Day, is day for everyone to increase their awareness of HIV/AIDS - a global pandemic and a disease that, since its recognition in 1981, has led to the deaths of more than 25 million people worldwide, making it one of the deadliest diseases in human history.
As of 2009, UNAIDS reported that there were at least 33.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide - including 2.5 million children. Women account for just over half of all adults living with the disease.
- North Africa: 460, 000 people living with HIV/AIDS
- Sub-Saharan Africa: 22.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS
Read more stats.
Blog tags: HIV, AIDS, HIV/AIDS
"According to American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR), for every 5 percent reduction in U.S. funding of global health programs, 182,000 people with HIV/AIDS and 2.1 million malaria patients will be left untreated; and millions of children will go without immunization against resurgent diseases like measles that can leave children with pneumonia, blindness, or death. Put another way: A 5 percent cut in US funding for global health is akin to shutting the doors of every MSF hospital and clinic in over 70 countries for an entire year."