December 1, 2006
World Aids Day
Learn more about the Red Campaign here and the United Nations Aids Program here.
Due to advances in antiretroviral medication, HIV has been reduced to a chronic condition in most developed countries, but HIV/AIDS is still a major killer worldwide. The fight isn't over until humanity finds a cure.
According to the latest U.N. Global Summary of the AIDS Epidemic (pdf):
• 39.5 million worldwide are living with HIV, 17.7 million of which are women and 2.3 million of which are children.
• 4.3 million are newly infected with HIV this year.
• 2.9 million died of AIDS this year, 380,000 of which are children.
Though a cure remains elusive, small miracles do happen. Keep thinking Red.
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