Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

Today is December 1 and is World AIDS Day. Here are some staggering statistics:
  • More than two million AIDS related deaths reported globally in 2008 - two million children under the age of 15 now live with HIV.
  • New figures released by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS estimate the number of new HIV infections have declined each year by about 17% from 2001 to 2008, but for every five people infected, only two start treatment.
The World AIDS Campaign is a global coalition of national, regional and international civil society groups united by the call for governments to honor their AIDS commitments under the slogan “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise.” The campaign is governed by a steering committee of global constituency-based networks and supported by a team of support staff based primarily in Cape Town, South Africa and partially in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

To learn more about World AIDS Day and the World AIDS Campaign, visit: http://www.worldaidscampaign.org

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