Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2009 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, including 2.1 million children. During 2008 some 2.7 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 2 million people died from AIDS.1 Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35.2

The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world. ~

For additional resources and information, please click to my 2008 World AIDS Day post.


  1. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Seeing the difference we can make in people's lives... it made my heart swell. Thank you so much for posting this.

  3. hi nick, sorry slight technical hitch there ... i'm back blogging, but with a new blog - 'lights out for darker skies' makes way for a super nerdy (but very lovable) blog about signs. i guess things evolve, and i wanted a change of direction - check it out!

  4. Thank you for this World AIDS Day post, Nick.