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December 1, 2005

World AIDS Day - Some Numbers Have Beautiful Faces

This year’s international theme: “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise” relates directly to the eight UN Millennium Goals to “Keep the Promise” to fight the sources of hunger and poverty in our world.
Some Numbers Have "Beautiful" Faces
Around 40 million people have HIV/AIDS worldwide60% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa Five people die of AIDS every minute In the same amount of time, nine more people are infected with HIV
There are many ways in which you can support World AIDS Day. For example:
Raise awareness of HIV and AIDS in your area
Wear a red ribbon and ask others to do the same
Protect yourself and your partners - this is the first and best way to stop the spread of HIV
If you are worried - get tested.

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