World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day. Today we need to talk about AIDS. We need to encourage dialogue about it. We need to debunk myths. We need to get the facts straight. We need to support those who do have HIV/AIDS. We need to fight against AIDS prejudice.

The stats, courtesy of UNAIDS:

There are 33.4 million people living with HIV worldwide.
Out of that, 15.7 million of these are women.
In 2008, 2.7 million people got HIV.
In the same year, 2 million people died in HIV-related deaths.

These statistics clearly show that this is a huge issue. However, it’s not something that has exactly been dealt with properly. Watch this video talking about treatment, prevention and action for HIV/AIDS from AVERT.

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