Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dec 1 is World AIDS Day

The good news is that the rates of new HIV infections are slowing down worldwide; by almost 20% in 2009.  The bad news is that new infections still outpace treatment successes by 2:1. 

The theme for World AIDS Day 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'.  World leaders have pledged to work toward this goal.  One thing we can do is stop Tweeting for one day (Dec 1).  The drop in Tweets should be significant and demonstrate how many people believe we can accomplish this and other goals in the prevention, treatment, and spread of HIV. 

The Red Ribbon is an international symbol for HIV/AIDS awareness.  Wear your ribbon today and many other days to show your concern about and care for the many people living with HIV.  Visit the AIDS pages of the CDC , U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the United Nations for more information and resources.

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