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2007-12-01

World AIDS Day  

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people, with an estimated 38.6 million people living with HIV, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Now AIDS is concentrated in teh Sub- Sharan Africa with about 60% of peoples living with AIDS and statistically4 400 peoples die everyday of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.


International Statistics
People living with HIV:
33.2 million people living with HIV worldwide
30.8 million adults
15.4 million women
2.5 million children under 15

New HIV cases in 2007:
2.5 million total new cases
2.1 million adults
420,000 children under 15

HIV-related deaths in 2007:
2.1 million total deaths
1.7 million adult deaths
330,000 deaths among children under 15

All figures from UNAIDS AIDS Epidemic Update 2007

Rmember on AIDS and be Care

Becky Kuhn, M.D., co-founder of Global Lifeworks, debunks the following 10 myths about HIV

Ten Myths on AIDS

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