World Aids Day, December 1

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    Today in your spare time, remember all of those lives lost to HIV and AIDS. You can make a difference in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. World AIDS Day isn't just about one day. With infection rates continuing to rise globally there is a great deal still to do, so get involved.

    HIV is one of the biggest social, economic and health challenges in the world. It is a global emergency claiming over 8,000 lives every day. In fact 5 people die of AIDS every minute.

    Young people (under 25 years old) account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide - around 6,000 become infected with HIV every day.

    During 2007 more than two and a half million adults and children became infected with HIV. By the end of the year, an estimated 33 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS. The year also saw two million deaths from AIDS, despite recent improvements in access to antiretroviral treatment.

    Despite best efforts from governments, non-profit organizations and healthcare practitioners around the world, HIV and AIDS is still having huge global impact.

    More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

    -- Jonathan

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    1. annie<3 74 months ago | reply

      a friend of mine passed away from AIDS this last Monday (March 17, 2008). May she rest in peace. <3 you Laura!

    2. `LittleFan 71 months ago | reply

      i want cry ,i get a sort of virus that can'not test

    3. RMmove 69 months ago | reply

      fight aids
      dont fight people with aids

    4. troutwerks 65 months ago | reply

      Duncan, Dirk, Bruce, Rick, Mark....and on and on.

    5. Love4Art&Men2 65 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this picture. I have not seen this red symbol for AIDS in years, and was beginning to think that no one cared anymore.

    6. Rath & Some 65 months ago | reply

      why did magic get the kure for aids and you didnt?

      the aids kure has a US patent #

      time to wake the fuck up world

    7. Rath & Some 65 months ago | reply

      patent # 5676977

    8. theodordh 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Great stock shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Ramon Gil 60 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing your photo!This photograph appears as a news story in this article

    10. michaudgilbert 53 months ago | reply

      i know someone who died from it. many years ago

    11. onefamousdog 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called brilliant magic, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. onefamousdog 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called a new world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. onefamousdog 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called soulful group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. onefamousdog 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called gay history and experience , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. Shayne Power 53 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the CC license. I have used your image here: castletownchemist.com/2009/12/respect-and-protect/

    16. lescedres1 45 months ago | reply

      Hi,
      I've used your photo to illustrate this web page : www.lescedres.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=c...

      Many thanks
      Cathy

    17. Andros tempest 41 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this, I hope no one does forget how many have lost their lives to this terrible disease. The fight to find a cure goes on.

    18. Think Out Loud 21 months ago | reply

      Thank you for your photo. We have used it to illustrate a show on OPB Radio's Think Out Loud. Check it out here:
      www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/aids-2012/

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