Today is World Aids Day.
This is a world-wide effort to bring attention to the ongoing crisis of the HIV virus.
What can you do?
Education is something that we can all do to help this crisis.
While we can’t cure the disease overnight, education can do a lot to understand it.
According to Aids.gov, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). By killing or damaging cells of the body’s immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections and certain cancers.
Over one million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS today. Worldwide, the figure is over 33 million. Effective HIV care—including antiretroviral drug therapies and regular access to primary health care—can help people manage their HIV disease and live longer.
The 1st of December, World AIDS Day, is the day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Whilst we have come a long ways since 1988, there is still much more to be done.
World AIDS Day 2008 materials are available online. Click here to download resources.
To prepare for World AIDS Day 2008, you can do the following:
- Download World AIDS Day materials for 2008.
- Enter your World AIDS Day event on our INTERNATIONAL WORLD AIDS DAY CALENDAR
- Read more about leadership and why 2008 is the time to LEAD-EMPOWER-DELIVER
- Learn more about events and SMS pledge campaign happening for World AIDS Day in India
- Find out more about events happening in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia
- Read about what happened on World AIDS Day in 2007
- Find out about more information about themes and resources for World AIDS Day 2007, 2006 and 2005
- View the campaigners tools available for 2008, 2007 and 2006
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