World AIDS Day

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Today is World AIDS Day and we’re recognizing those lives that have been affected by the disease. We also want to celebrate accomplishments— such as increased access to treatment and prevention services that have made great strides in fighting the AIDS pandemic.  This year’s UNAIDS theme is, Getting to Zero, with a focus on achieving three targets in 2012:

  • Zero new HIV infections
  •  Zero discrimination
  • Zero AIDS-related deaths

HIV/AIDS has been a global fight for the last 30 years with an estimate of 33.3 million people living with HIV worldwide and 1.2 million persons living with HIV in the United States, according to research.  More than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 have died from the virus worldwide, making the disease the most destructive pandemics in history. 

Today is an opportunity for all of us to learn the facts about HIV/AIDS.  Let’s raise awareness on the spread of HIV, how it can be prevented and support those fighting the disease today.

Click here and take action today at YourCause.com by donating to organizations supporting this cause.  

-Kassie Hernandez

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