December 1st is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day was established by the World Health Organization in 1988. This day allows governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.
According to the CDC at the end of 2006 an estimated 1.1 million people were living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection in the United States. Worldwide an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV.
It doesn’t have to be World AIDS Day to take action against HIV/AIDS but now is as good as any day to start. Here are some ideas on how you can take action today:
Sources: cdc.gov, hhs.gov