28 November 2008

2008 World AIDS Day

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.
Around 95% of people with HIV/AIDS live in developing nations. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world.

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.


What can you do to support World AIDS Day?

1. Join the “Facing AIDS: World AIDS Day 2008” Campaign

- Take a picture of yourself wearing a red ribbon. Be creative!
- Add the photo to your social network profiles, Twitter, blog, and/or website
before December 1
- Leave it up for at least a week.
- Add your photo to the “World AIDS Day 08” Flickr group!
- Encourage your friends to do the same and to promote HIV testing

2. Participate in a Blogging Call to Action on December 1st

3. Link People to HIV Testing Centers via Text Messaging

4. Attend the World AIDS Day Event

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2 comments:

Liberal I am. Bona fide I be. November 28, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

Great site! Love the ideas. Very inspiriting.

a.eye December 1, 2008 at 9:06 AM  

Good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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