Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World Aids Day 2009

I totally did not realize that today, December, 1, 2009, was World AIDs day. I caught a peek at Alisha Keys LIVE on Youtube (currently watching/listening to it). Amazing artist I must say. I won't explain what AIDs is, as I hope you already know what it is. If you don't know what it is, you can go to UNAIDS or IAS to learn about it. However, I just want to take a few moments to inform you on how you can help. But first, let's just take a minute or two and pray for all the people, young and old, that are struggling with AIDs/HIV and all the families that have lost loved ones from this terrible disease. Please go to (RED) and let's help turn Twitter and Facebook red. I did, will you? Please take a moment and check out the following video.

If you would like to donate to help people with this, please go to The Global Fund. There have been 4,900,000 lives saved through this fund. If you would like to find a local HIV Testing Center or just want more facts/information, you can go to 9.5 Minutes. How much do you know about HIV? I took the test Here and scored 80%. How well did you do? Did you know, every 9.5 minutes, someone in the U.S is effected by HIV? Over 1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. Please, if you have a heart, check out (RED) and let's do our part and help. I'll wrap this blog up with a few facts about AIDs/HIV.

-There were 7,298 new HIV diagnoses in 2008.
-There are over 80,000 people living with HIV in the UK.
-Over a quarter of people living with HIV in the UK don't know that they are infected.
-31% of people who are diagnosed with HIV are diagnosed late.
-The number of people living with HIV has risen from around 8 million in 1990 to 33 million today, and is still growing.
-Around 67% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.
-More than 1 million people are living with HIV in the USA and more than half a million have died after developing AIDS.

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